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[3]: Four Day Old News
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 15:29 UTC 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[4]: Four Day Old News
by pantheraleo on Tue 24th May 2011 15:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Four Day Old News"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

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?


I actually have submitted stuff in the past. Just not for awhile because I stopped visiting OSNews for a long time because the site isn't nearly as actively updated as it used to be. As I said, in the past, OSNews had new content posted several times a day. Now it often only gets one new item a day. And it usually doesn't happen until night. Most people catch up on IT related news in the morning. And every morning, it's basically the same story "Nothing new to see at OSNews".

Look, not even PAID editors churn out the amount of news that I do


Really? A lot of the time there is only one new article a day posted here.

I go to university, run my own company, and have a very active social life.


It's called spreading yourself too thin.

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RE[5]: Four Day Old News
by Neolander on Tue 24th May 2011 16:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Four Day Old News"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Most people catch up on IT related news in the morning. And every morning, it's basically the same story "Nothing new to see at OSNews".

This is ridiculous. If you only read news in the morning, you read news from the last night. If you read news both at night and in the morning, then you want fresh news at not one but several times of the day.

Edited 2011-05-24 16:36 UTC

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