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[2]: agreed
by zizban on Tue 15th Nov 2005 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE: agreed"
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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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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[4]: agreed
by rcsteiner on Tue 15th Nov 2005 17:53 in reply to "RE[3]: agreed"
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Stagnant? Only in the eyes of the public. :-)

IBM has been continuously releasing new drivers (USB support, etc.) and other new features (JFS, LVM, etc.) for OS/2 even as recently as this year, as well as licensing things like Scitech's SNAP drivers so they are available for all OS/2 users.

Even new OS/2 kernels have been available informally from IBM if you know where to look for them.

Yes, eCS is a very welcome addition, and it provides a public outlet for those fixes, but OS/2 as a platform has hardly been standing still, and on a low-resource box it beats almost anything out there...

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