Linked by martini on Tue 10th Dec 2013 23:59 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation

A new demo live CD of eComStation 2.2 beta, the evolution of OS/2 Warp, is now available. The new live demo CD (beta 5) can be downloaded after a free registration from the eComStation site. There is some discussion about it on the OS2World.com forum.

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RE: Comment by shakeshuck
by biffuz on Thu 12th Dec 2013 15:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by shakeshuck"
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

Parallels isn't owned by Microsoft.
There's a technical reason for this limited support, though: currently Parallels and VPC are the only VM to emulate the x86 instructions required by OS/2.
But now I'm reading that VirtualBox does it too. I'm going to try it right now ;)

EDIT: ok, it displays the desktop background and the taskbar (with CPU usage and clock which are updating), but no icons, the mouse pointer has a hourglass, and doesn't respond to clicks. Sigh.

Edited 2013-12-12 15:18 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by shakeshuck
by Lonney on Thu 12th Dec 2013 20:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by shakeshuck"
Lonney Member since:
2013-12-12

Boots and runs fine on VirtualBox 4.3.4 with the extensions pack installed. Using the default settings for OS/2, thou I did bump the memory to 512mb.

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RE[3]: Comment by shakeshuck
by biffuz on Thu 12th Dec 2013 21:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shakeshuck"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Horray!!!

Posting from eCS ;) Vbox 4.3.3 didn`t like it.

The GUI seems one of those ugly and poorly assorted Linux GUIs of the late `90s, including the horrible font smoothing.
It comes with Firefox 10 which looks completely out of place, and no office, graphics, or development apps. Pretty much useless.

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