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 old OS/2
by on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 15:00 UTC

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Good old OS/2... eCS is nice but over-priced, just like IBM's versions. That puts it out of the legitimate reach of most hobbyists, which is bad. Maybe now that IBM is finnaly dropping all support contracts, the eCS people can negogiate lower royalties to IBM and lower the price to something more feasable for non-corporate types who just want to see what OS/2. It would be great if they could move eCS to the same position as YellowTAB Zeta or something.

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RE: Good old OS/2
by rcsteiner on Fri 23rd Dec 2005 16:06 in reply to "Good old OS/2"
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2005-07-12

At least eCS has a demo CD now so people can at least do a little bit of dabbling with it. The WorkPlace Shell is interesting, and while I'm sure some folks will hate it, others might find its approach refreshing.

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RE[2]: Good old OS/2
by on Sat 24th Dec 2005 02:35 in reply to "RE: Good old OS/2"
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There was a petition set up by OS2World.com, they got almost 12,000 signatures to ask IBM to open up OS/2 code. So the OS/2 community can carry on the tradition. They have sent it to the various related folks at IBM.

We'll have to wait on the IBM response to this.

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RE: Good old OS/2
by Sparrowhawk on Wed 28th Dec 2005 20:56 in reply to "Good old OS/2"
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2005-07-11

I hope this happens. I'm not optimistic, but you never can tell.

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