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ArcaOS 5.0 released
By special contributor martini on 2017-05-16 18:59:51

ArcaOS 5.0 has been released and it is available to be bought at the Arca Noae shop page. It is based on OS/2 Warp 4.52 binaries, and contains newer drivers for ACPI, USB, and networking, a new installer and several open source software projects such as Firefox, Qt, Libc, and OpenOffice.

The OS2World Community also posted a statement with important OS/2 community links and some remarks on the important role open source software has in the OS/2 community.

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RE[2]: slowpoke.gif
By martini on 2017-05-17 12:19:41
We need more people to help on the OSFree project. There is no manpower or money on the project. Help is welcome.
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Bought it
By fretinator on 2017-05-17 13:20:29
I've been waiting for a cheaper alternative to eComStation. The $99 personal edition hit my sweet spot. OK, my lonely little Thinkpad, lets see what we can do!
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RE[3]: slowpoke.gif
By erik71 on 2017-05-17 23:58:07
I would like to help any way i can
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RE[2]: slowpoke.gif
By Soulbender on 2017-05-18 02:46:58
> waiting for eComStation to take over the world

Surely no-one seriously expected that to happen, right?
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RE[3]: slowpoke.gif
By The123king on 2017-05-18 10:04:25
Unix got an open-source clone
DOS got an open-source clone
Windows XP got an open-source clone
BeOS got an open-source clone
AmigaOS got an open-source clone


Pretty much every platform that had a die-hard following decided to make an open-source clone of their OS. Except OS/2, because eComStation appeared to be the true continuation of their beloved OS.

Fact of the matter is, each OS referenced above is open-source, actively developed and (with the exception of ReactOS) stable and compatible enough to use as your daily driver OS. Maybe if OS/2 users has decided to go down the open-source path, their future would be much brighter.
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Congratulations.
By dionicio on 2017-05-18 13:46:05
Congratulations to the Arca OS Comunity :)

I%D Cheers.
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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
By dionicio on 2017-05-18 13:49:57
As Far as Tight Control Panels on "Active" content and code, they'll be fine. Remembering former Opera browser had granular control over this.

Some people really able to see over the horizon. To smell the future.

Edited 2017-05-18 13:51 UTC
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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
By erik71 on 2017-05-18 15:40:24
Even GEOS now owned by Breadbox Computer is now moving to open source GEOS

I agree os/2 users should have considered open source years ago.

Get behind a the Osfree Project or something similar
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RE[4]: slowpoke.gif
By phoenix on 2017-05-18 20:35:27
> Unix got an open-source clone
DOS got an open-source clone
Windows XP got an open-source clone
BeOS got an open-source clone
AmigaOS got an open-source clone

OS/2 got an open-source clone aka OSFree:
http://www.osfree.org

;)

Granted, it's not a vibrant community, but it's there.

Edited 2017-05-18 20:36 UTC
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RE: Where is the trial?
By jsalpha2 on 2017-05-18 22:27:06
Agreed They want us to pay with out being able to test it? Can you say "Buy a pig in a poke?"
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