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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RE: Why?
by johndaly on Mon 20th Feb 2006 16:18 UTC in reply to "Why?"
johndaly
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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[3]: Why?
by johndaly on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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2006-01-16

There are additional reasons for AerolitheOS. The target is apparently embedded systems, eComStatins doesn't. The point has bin raised that eComStation doesn't have control over the source; AerolitheOS would, since it appears to be a rewrite.

In my opinion the best thing to do would be for the osFree people to take xWorkplace and start working on a Workplace Shell replacement build on FreeDOS32 and everybody else just chip in instead of working on yet another OS/2 clone.

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