Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd May 2011 22:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OS/2 and eComStation Yes, it's still being updated. OS/2 eComStation 2.1 has been released by Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV. The market for eComStation may not be particularly huge, but it still has its niches here and there. Since there might be folks here that aren't in the know: eComStation is the commercial continuation of IBM's OS/2, developed to support modern hardware.
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RE: Four Day Old News
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 14:01 UTC in reply to "Four Day Old News"
Thom_Holwerda
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Yes, I'm sure the PAID editors of those other websites also have their own, unrelated company to run on the side.

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RE[2]: Four Day Old News
by pantheraleo on Tue 24th May 2011 14:12 in reply to "RE: Four Day Old News"
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2007-03-07

It's not that hard to find more than one item of news to post a day in the IT world. I bet you I could find 5 newsworthy posts if I spent just 30 minutes of time on it in the morning. (In fact, I know I can, because I used to be the editor on another IT news site). Really, it's not that hard. If you're not going to put in the time (and as I said, it really doesn't take that much time) to ensure that OSNews has fresh new content up every morning, then you should find someone else who will.

Edited 2011-05-24 14:14 UTC

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RE[3]: Four Day Old News
by M.Onty on Tue 24th May 2011 15:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Four Day Old News"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

I bet you I could find 5 newsworthy posts if I spent just 30 minutes of time on it in the morning. (In fact, I know I can, because I used to be the editor on another IT news site). Really, it's not that hard.


Why don't you jump to it then, boyo?

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RE[3]: Four Day Old News
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 15:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Four Day Old News"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's not that hard to find more than one item of news to post a day in the IT world. I bet you I could find 5 newsworthy posts if I spent just 30 minutes of time on it in the morning. (In fact, I know I can, because I used to be the editor on another IT news site). Really, it's not that hard. If you're not going to put in the time (and as I said, it really doesn't take that much time) to ensure that OSNews has fresh new content up every morning, then you should find someone else who will.


Everybody can write glorified copy/pasted press releases and call it news. If you think it's so easy, then why have you never submitted anything?

Look, not even PAID editors churn out the amount of news that I do, and they sure as hell don't run their own unrelated company in the meantime. Most of the news on something like Engadget, for instance, consist of short blurbs, and they have a damn large pool of editors, and boatloads of money and a massive company backing them. Ars Technica's news is more like ours (but better), but they, too, have a shitload of editors, loads of money, and a large company backing them.

We have no money, no sugar daddy, no massive pool of editors. OSNews is basically a one-man show, and apart from doing OSNews every day, I go to university, run my own company, and have a very active social life. As far as OSNews goes, I try to add a little character, individuality and uniqueness to each of my posts. It doesn't always work, but I can assure you - and I say this with a perfectly straight face - you'll be hard-pressed to find another me, someone who is willing to run OSNews like this.

And we can know, since we sure have tried.

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RE[3]: Four Day Old News
by tanishaj on Tue 24th May 2011 15:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Four Day Old News"
tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22

It's not that hard to find more than one item of news to post a day in the IT world. I bet you I could find 5 newsworthy posts if I spent just 30 minutes of time on it in the morning. (In fact, I know I can, because I used to be the editor on another IT news site). Really, it's not that hard. If you're not going to put in the time (and as I said, it really doesn't take that much time) to ensure that OSNews has fresh new content up every morning, then you should find someone else who will.


To the person responsible for the above comment:

This is the second time in this thread that you have called Thom out for his lack of effort. As a casual reader, it appears to me that others can contribute to OS News as well. Have you done this? No?

Have you launched a competing site or even initiated a hostile take-over of Thom's duties at OS News? No?

Have you made any sort of personal contribution that could be measured against Thom's to give credibility to your criticism? No?

I am constantly amazed at how aggressive some people are about criticizing services while providing absolutely no value themselves. Offering reasoned, civil, and constructive criticism is fine of course and, in fact, a kind of contribution in my mind. Being a vocal peer in a community of contributors seems legit to me. Being an outspoken critic of for-fee products and services that you have purchased (or even have not actually) is also reasonable of course. Being a loud-mouth parasite (sorry non-paying consumer) has never felt ok to me.

I wish I could see into people's minds and understand just how they convince themselves that this kind of behaviour makes sense.

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