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[2]: Still the best for me
by frajo on Wed 13th Feb 2013 13:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Still the best for me"
frajo
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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[3]: Still the best for me
by Jondice on Wed 13th Feb 2013 16:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Still the best for me"
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2006-09-20

Haha, interesting - I'm not much of a gamer these days myself, but I wouldn't mind trying it out.

When I was a kid, I actually knew about OS/2, which I guess basically showed my destiny to remain a geek. I think I even asked to get a copy of Warp, but it never happened. Maybe I'll build an eComStation box one of these days after I relocate.

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