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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RE: It's not even a hobby OS
by frajo on Wed 13th Feb 2013 12:54 UTC in reply to "It's not even a hobby OS"
frajo
Member since:
2007-06-29

With the price of eCS, I would not say it fit in the hobby OS.... I know about all the licences and stuff, still, cost too much just to toy around with it.

You obviously don't know about this one:
In the second week of April Mensys will release:
* The new updated eComStation demo CD based on eComStation 2.2
* eComStation 2.2 German and English will then be out of beta and released as a final product.
...
Roderick Klein
Mensys B.V.


And who would want to live in a 16/32bit world now? OS/2 is still filled with 16bits stuff, native code (lol @ Win 3.1 !!!).
If I wanted to live in the past, I'd prefer doing it with Windows NT 4.0 instead of OS/2.

That's your PoV and it's ok for you.
But why should other people share your tendency to be trendy? Do you buy a new car every year because you "don't want to live in the past"?

My tendency is to keep good things as long as they are good for me. I really hope my tendency doesn't upset anybody here.

It was fine when the battle was between DOS and Windows 3.x / 95.
For you. For me it's still fine.
Your arguments are yours, not mine. Your life is yours, not mine. Is this a problem for you?

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RE[2]: It's not even a hobby OS
by truckweb on Thu 14th Feb 2013 10:26 in reply to "RE: It's not even a hobby OS"
truckweb Member since:
2005-07-06

You're going to tell me that a Live DEMO CD is the same thing as a fully working/installable free Linux distro? Or whatever other alternative OS you want to use that tend to be free?

In the end, you're getting a free DEMO, that's it. If you want to use it, you have to buy it and cost is still going to be a big issue.

And I'm not trendy, I've said that I would prefer to use Win NT 4.0 (1996) that is more modern (fully 32bit) than OS/2. At least you can run much more Windows apps on NT.

To each their own.

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RE[3]: It's not even a hobby OS
by frajo on Thu 14th Feb 2013 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: It's not even a hobby OS"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

You're going to tell me that a Live DEMO CD is the same thing as a fully working/installable free Linux distro?

I'm sorry about misunderstanding your "cost too much just to toy around with it". Didn't know your "toy around" was meant to imply "fully working/installable".

The meaning of the word "hobby" is another linguistic topic we seem to disagree. I don't associate "hobby" with "free".

Maybe it's better for the OS/2 community if not everybody can just toy around with the OS. Sometimes value has its price.

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RE[2]: It's not even a hobby OS
by zima on Tue 19th Feb 2013 23:08 in reply to "RE: It's not even a hobby OS"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But why should other people share your tendency to be trendy? Do you buy a new car every year because you "don't want to live in the past"?
[...]
Your arguments are yours, not mine. Your life is yours, not mine. Is this a problem for you?

You seem quite defensive ...not so sure about your choice?

And it's not about trendy, it's about what's practical.

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