Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
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RE[2]: Good to see
by cmchittom on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Good to see"
cmchittom
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2011-03-18

Poking around some of the other European suppliers (German language) sites indicates that a student/home user rate is available:


You must not have read the original comment I linked to. ;)

Yes, there's a "Home and Student" edition, available for $149—it's this edition that I was referring to as "ridiculously overpriced" (even though it's less than the business edition). People who want a work OS will just spend the extra $50 and buy Windows 7. People who want to play with an OS will download one of the free ones.

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RE[3]: Good to see
by frajo on Thu 30th Jun 2011 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Good to see"
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2007-06-29

Yes, there's a "Home and Student" edition, available for $149—it's this edition that I was referring to as "ridiculously overpriced" (even though it's less than the business edition). People who want a work OS will just spend the extra $50 and buy Windows 7. People who want to play with an OS will download one of the free ones.

Now I don't intend to spend for MS, but I regularly download "the free ones" and I'm using eCS rsp. OS/2 as my main system continuously for two decades now.
Somehow your statistics seem to be incomplete.

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RE[4]: Good to see
by cmchittom on Thu 30th Jun 2011 12:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Good to see"
cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

"Yes, there's a "Home and Student" edition, available for $149—it's this edition that I was referring to as "ridiculously overpriced" (even though it's less than the business edition). People who want a work OS will just spend the extra $50 and buy Windows 7. People who want to play with an OS will download one of the free ones.

Now I don't intend to spend for MS, but I regularly download "the free ones" and I'm using eCS rsp. OS/2 as my main system continuously for two decades now.
Somehow your statistics seem to be incomplete.
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You apparently didn't read the original comment in this thread where I said that eComStation is overpriced "to encourage adoption by anyone other than legacy OS/2 users." "Legacy OS/2 users" would be you. I'm talking about adoption by new users.

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RE[3]: Good to see
by orfanum on Thu 30th Jun 2011 08:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Good to see"
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2006-06-02

Kind of 'whoops' ;) - I am from the UK, and it seems SS is relying to an extent on regional suppliers. H2ORG in the UK definitely seems to be behind the times...

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