Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Dec 2005 21:39 UTC, submitted by OS2world
OS/2 and eComStation eComStation 2.0 beta 1 is available for eCS Software Subscribers. The most significant updates on this beta version are: SNAP/ENT, the special licensed version of SNAP by Serenity is in there, we boot SNAP directly from CD-ROM; bootable JFS, this version is able to install on bootable JFS volumes; ACPI, this version installs and detects ACPI.
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Good to see
by Sparrowhawk on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 10:43 UTC
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2005-07-11

It's great to see this OS continue to move forward. For those of us who love eCS, and for those businesses that rely on it, this is a great piece of news. Congrats to Bob and everyone else at Serenity Systems.

And please, can we try to have a conversation about eCS that does not involve either:

- why use this? (answre, because we want to)
- I tried OS/2 1.3 and hated it, blah, blah. (good for you, eCS is not OS/2 1, or 2, or 3, not even 4, entirely)

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RE: Good to see
by on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 14:51 in reply to "Good to see"
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I agree with you, it is good to see eCS move forward. The people doing the "why use this?" and the blah, blah appear to be trying to start flames. Looking for a fight. They seem to think that OS2/eCS users never try other operating systems. They must think we live under rocks. I think they have issues, or perhaps it is just the case that their father never married their mother?

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RE[2]: Good to see
by rcsteiner on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 16:04 in reply to "RE: Good to see"
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2005-07-12

I think such people forget that OS/2 was just about the only alternative OS for x86 folks in the early 1990's, and that many of tbe folks (like myself) who still use it were hobbyists back then just as we still are now.

It isn't unfamiliarity with other OSes that keeps us on OS/2 -- it's the fact that we're quite familiar with the various Linux, Windows, BSD, and BeOS alternatives and we still find them lacking features we already have (and want to continue to have).

A lot of OS/2 folks were willing to make the trade-offs required and move to Linux on the desktop over the past several years. Not me. I'm halfway there (Linux is my firewall and fileserver OS of choice), and distros like Ubuntu (actually Kubuntu) and DSL make me optimistic, but as long as OS/2 (or eCS) is a better fit for me I ain't going anywhere. :-) No reason to -- it works!

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