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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bannor99
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2005-09-15

http://www.ecomstation.com/product_info.phtml?url=nls/en/content/to...
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"

Multi-threading

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:
2006-07-14

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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