Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Feb 2013 23:01 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation Although it has not been formally announced, the eComStation 2.2 beta live CD has been released. This is not a complete version - eComStation isn't free - but it does give you an impression of what this continuation of OS/2 looks like and how it works. Registration is required.
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What the heck do they mean by "in contrast to Linux"
I'd love to see just how much this OS can scale "in contrast to Linux"


In contrast to for instance Linux, eComStation offers standard support for 'multi-threading'. Multithreading is a very efficient way of using computer resources for a single application (process), by executing multiple application sub-tasks simultaneously.

Multi-threaded programs are mostly showing a very good responsiveness.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Yeah, I was going to post something similar. I think that must be from 2001 or so. The current threading implementation for linux, NPTL, was introduced in 2.6 in 2003.

I don't the dig at windows on that same page. Windows had been multi-threading decently for a *long* time before that was written.

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