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 tanishaj on Tue 24th May 2011 15:34 UTC 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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RE[4]: Four Day Old News
by pantheraleo on Tue 24th May 2011 15:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Four Day Old News"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

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?


Yes, actually I have. Just not for a long time because I stopped visiting for a long time. There was nothing worth seeing here. The pace of new content slowed way down, and by the time it got posted, it was old news.

Have you launched a competing site


Launching a competing site and posting content is the easy part. Getting enough exposure to make it worthwhile is the hard part.

or even initiated a hostile take-over of Thom's duties at OS News? No?


That's not my intent. If Thom wants to do it, I have no desire to take it away from him.

credibility to your criticism?


The criticism is perfectly valid because what I said was true. Especially the part about not having new content available on Monday morning when most people are checking for the latest IT news. That has really got to hurt traffic, because again, people check their RSS feed, and it's the same story every time "Nothing new to see here".

I am constantly amazed at how aggressive some people are about criticizing services while providing absolutely no value themselves.


I do provide value because I comment. Comments are an important part of a site like this. And as I said, I have contributed content in the past. Just not for awhile.

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RE[5]: Four Day Old News
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 16:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Four Day Old News"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

And as I said, I have contributed content in the past. Just not for awhile.


You have not submitted anything in the past two years. Checked our submission archive. You're not important enough to dive into the pre-2009 archive.

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