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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Yes, it does. Such is life.
by rcsteiner on Tue 15th Nov 2005 20:43 UTC in reply to "But it cost people like me"
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2005-07-12

Which version of OS/2 did you use?

Hint: Generalizing the term "OS/2" is much like generalizing the term "Windows" ; the difference between the original 1.0 release and current incarnations is huge, and multiple generations of development have taken place between the two.

Most casual PC users won't see all that much difference between OS/2's desktop and Windows' desktop in terms of functionalty (even though OS/2's desktop does in fact do a lot more and does it in a way that some of us find to be more "consistant" than Windows), and most users won't care about things like scripting desktop objects via Rexx or the ability to run legacy software.

Such is the nature of most alternative OSes -- they tend to provide advantages which are appreciated only by a particular subset of users.

Windows has the greatest advantage -- that of ubiquity.

The pricing is due to the fact that IBM still owns the kernel and most of the core tech, and they are refusing to lower their licensing fee for those portions of the product. Upgrade pricing exists because those folks already have that license from IBM and don't have to pay for it again.

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