Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Jul 2005 20:57 UTC, submitted by Kelly
OS/2 and eComStation IBM has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.
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eComStation Lives!!
by on Sat 16th Jul 2005 14:45 UTC

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I think a few things need clearing up here:

1) eComStation's disk driver (SATA etc), Video driver (and some network driver libraries) are now all supported by 3rd party with constant updates. Newer filesystem (e.g. NTFS) drivers and USB drivers are also supplied by a 3rd party.

2) The way eComStation is designed allows fundamental changes to product because the whole of the architecture is 1) Layered 2) Module-replaceceable 3) 3-rd parties have already done so

3) eComStation *can* be slimmed down. Did no-one ever hear of BlueBird? IBM's OS for slimmed down network-devices? It's eComStation without secondary services and some bits of the shell

4) Serenity Systems have indicated that IBM EOL OS/2 does not affect them.

5) eComStation can run WINE and also several flavours of virtual PC - but it's in-built DOS boxes are more than adequate for most DOS games/programs.

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