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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Comment by truckweb
by truckweb on Fri 1st Mar 2013 02:32 UTC
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

Home and Student $149 !!!

Seriously??

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RE: Comment by truckweb
by zizban on Fri 1st Mar 2013 03:12 in reply to "Comment by truckweb"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

They have to pay royalties to IBM and Microsoft thus the price.

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RE[2]: Comment by truckweb
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 1st Mar 2013 06:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by truckweb"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Ah, so yet another hidden Microsoft tax. I thought the rights were transferred over to this company? IBM and Microsoft still get cuts? I mean, it's not like they didn't both long since abandon it themselves once Windows took off...

Edited 2013-03-01 06:39 UTC

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RE: Comment by truckweb
by MacTO on Fri 1st Mar 2013 08:26 in reply to "Comment by truckweb"
MacTO Member since:
2006-09-21

Which isn't much more than the cost of Windows 8. When you think about it, it's pretty impressive that they managed to keep the prices so low. They don't have a large customer base to recoup their investment on, which is important for a for-profit company.

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RE: Comment by truckweb
by silviucc on Fri 1st Mar 2013 10:35 in reply to "Comment by truckweb"
silviucc Member since:
2009-12-05

Man, they peddle pretty old tech. I have no idea how things are where you live but in my country, trying to keep alive something like and old Pentium machine can be rather costly because there are no new spare parts being produced. Memory for that thing would be pricey, heck, anything would cost a lot if you even manage to find what you need.

I've the feeling that it's the same thing with OS/2 / eCommStation

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