Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Nov 2005 00:39 UTC, submitted by Mikael Elf
OS/2 and eComStation Serenity Systems offers a promotional price for eComStation 1.2 until the last of November. This will include a one year software subscription. The subscription implies also that you can participate in the betaprogram for version 2.0 and includes the version 2.0 GA release after betatesting is done.
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RE: agreed
by Ronald Vos on Tue 15th Nov 2005 02:03 UTC in reply to "agreed"
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

That future of course involving competing against a horde of rapidly maturing niche OSes..Syllable, Haiku, Zeta, SkyOS, Linux/KDE, Linux/Gnome, PC BSD etc.

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RE[2]: agreed
by zizban on Tue 15th Nov 2005 02:04 in reply to "RE: agreed"
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2005-07-06

eCom is still very far ahead of those OSes. Not that I am bashing them, it's just eCom,via OS/2, had a huge head start.

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RE[3]: agreed
by MechaShiva on Tue 15th Nov 2005 04:40 in reply to "RE[2]: agreed"
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2005-07-06

Having a head start doesn't do you much good when development stagnated for a good many years before eCom was given the license to extend it. Put gently, eComstation is most certainly not 'still very far ahead'. It is however an excellent, proven migration path for people/businesses with lots of legacy applications that they need to have working now. It is not a platform for people working on new deployments.

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RE[2]: agreed
by jeremywc on Tue 15th Nov 2005 02:40 in reply to "RE: agreed"
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2005-08-02

Linux/KDE and Linux/GNOME can't really be considered niche OSes anymore. Linux itself has gotten to a point where you can call it more or less mainstream and most distros feature KDE or GNOME as the default DE.

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RE[3]: agreed
by rcsteiner on Tue 15th Nov 2005 18:03 in reply to "RE[2]: agreed"
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2005-07-12

OS/2 was still considered a "niche OS" even when it had over 10% of the desktop market. In the eyes of the media and some of the major ISVs you just can't win.

Of course, Linux has one huge advantage -- it will likely never go away. :-)

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