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[4]: Four Day Old News
by pantheraleo on Tue 24th May 2011 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Four Day Old News"
pantheraleo
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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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RE[6]: Four Day Old News
by pantheraleo on Tue 24th May 2011 17:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Four Day Old News"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

You have not submitted anything in the past two years. Checked our submission archive.


You're right. I haven't. It's probably been about two years since I have spent much time here because the content is just too stale most of the time.

That and you are always politicizing stories as well, which personally I find annoying.

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