Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:28 UTC, submitted by Cliffdaddy
OS/2 and eComStation "Introduced in 2007 [sic], aerolitheOS will be our successor PC operating system for OS/2 Warp and thus a new alternative for users who have intentions to change their current platform. Our operating system is a full 32-bit protected mode OS that is binary and API compatible with OS/2 Warp. The OS will be used on our Aérolithe PC systems, even if its use is not restricted to these machines. It is extreme compact and reliable and ideally suited for embedded applications. Additionally, it is designed to be highly adaptable so that it fits the requirements of desktop and network computing." Scepticism abound, though.
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Why?
by JonInAtlanta on Mon 20th Feb 2006 15:23 UTC
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2006-02-17

Just..... why?

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RE: Why?
by johndaly on Mon 20th Feb 2006 16:18 in reply to "Why?"
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2006-01-16

Why not? People and companies have invested time, knowledge and source into OS/2, for them recreating an OS/2 clone would probably be the best solution. The biggest problem that is that you have so many small projects, most proprietary, that I have a hard time seeing any of them building momentum.

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RE[2]: Why?
by Ronald Vos on Mon 20th Feb 2006 16:48 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2005-07-06

Still: why? There's Ecomstation, and it's not like the market is so huge there's room for 2 competitors having a price war.

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RE: Why?
by ThawkTH on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:12 in reply to "Why?"
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2005-07-06

More importantly...

Why not?

Competition is a Good Thing.

Why do so many of us forget that so regularly?

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Because sometimes
by JonInAtlanta on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:42 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2006-02-17

You just have to face facts and say "hey, what I was supporing was a superior product, but just like the VHS / Beta fight, the better product lost and it's time to move on".

I was a big fan of BeOS and hated to see it die, but the truth is for all intents and purposes it is dead. Better than Windows and Linux? Potentially, but we'll never know (other than opinions).

Was OS2 great? Maybe, I don't know, I never used it so I can't say... but it's now in the same domain as BeOS.

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RE[2]: Why?
by Ronald Vos on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:42 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2005-07-06

eComstation is already competing with Windows.

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