Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 12th Feb 2013 13:51 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Remember OS/2? Promoted as the successor to DOS in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the product wound up losing out to Windows and then slowly fading away. This article recounts what happened and summarizes OS/2 today.
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Still the best for me
by frajo on Tue 12th Feb 2013 22:16 UTC
frajo
Member since:
2007-06-29

Nice to see an article about eCS once in a while.
Twenty years now I'm running OS/2 rsp. eCS as my main system with no regret.
Never needed any antivirus software although I'm nearly 24*7 online. I'm always quite fond of malware news. ;)
Yes, nothing compares to the WPS.
No, I'm not unlucky. It's feeling nice - high above the crowds.
I got screenshots for the curious: koryphi.net/ecs .

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RE: Still the best for me
by Jondice on Wed 13th Feb 2013 03:57 in reply to "Still the best for me"
Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

How would you say it compares to doxbox for running dos games?

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RE[2]: Still the best for me
by frajo on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:19 in reply to "RE: Still the best for me"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

How would you say it compares to doxbox for running dos games?

First, I have to confess that I'm not a gamer and never have been.

If you are talking of DOSBox the emulator I don't have any experience with it. For my development work I always used the OS/2 rsp. eCS built-in DOS which is faster and more versatile than every other DOS including the varieties of MS, Novell, and Caldera.

But there were kids in the nineties who asked me to install lots of DOS games on the family OS/2 PC. That machine had one single ISA sound card and I remember they could play several DOS games concurrently and have all the different sounds playing concurrently without interfering with eachother. It was quite bad for my ears.

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RE[2]: Still the best for me
by moondevil on Wed 13th Feb 2013 16:51 in reply to "RE: Still the best for me"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

How would you say it compares to doxbox for running dos games?


Not sure if the games that do dirty hardware tricks would run.

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