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New eCS 2.2 public beta will be coming sooon. :-)
At least according to Roderick Klein of Mensys (posted Sat, 13 Oct 2012 on the mailing list)

Features include (paraphrasing his note):

ACPI switched on by default.

SMP support activated automagically if system supports if. Also, the HLT instruction is back in the SMP kernel.

Many drivers updated for proper SMP and suspend/resume support.

"Heavily updated" Panorama driver for video.

Heavy updates to USB stack as they move away from IBM's USB stack.

"Expected release by the latest second week of November. To access this
beta you will need an active software subscription."

I've been away from OS/2 and eCS since the magic smoke leaked out of my Micron tower a few years ago, but maybe I'll get back into the fold, at least long enough to play with this release. I love Linux, but many of the desktops are regressing.
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-Rich Steiner >>>---> Mableton, GA USA
The Theorem Theorem: If If, Then Then.
Expand Edited by rcsteiner Oct. 26, 2012, 02:56:19 AM EDT
New On Desktops regressing...
I'm still using XFCE. Switched over XFCE when Debian went fully to Gnome3 finally in SID. I could NOT take the interface. Gnome 2.32 or something hung on for a LONG time in Debian SID. (I still say Gnome v1.4 was the best version)

I will not let them give me what they think I need. I know what I want...

I sure am glad there are choices in Linux.

Seriously, try XFCE... is hugely customization friendly.
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greg@gregfolkert.net
PGP key 1024D/B524687C 2003-08-05
Fingerprint: E1D3 E3D7 5850 957E FED0 2B3A ED66 6971 B524 687C
New Re: On Desktops regressing...
Yes ... there's a reason (well, several) why I vastly prefer Xubuntu 12.04LTS over the other Ubuntu flavors.

The desktop is part of it, and the borked NVidia video in the main Ubuntu distro is another. XBMC 11 + ProjectM (OpenGL Milkdrop port) is damn near unusable in Ubuntu 12.04LTS for me wtih all of the latest patches ... in Xubuntu it flies.

The LXDE desktop on the Knoppix 6.7 LiveCD isn't bad, either. Those two are regulars on my normal emergency USB sticks along with a WinPE installation stolen from Hiren's Boot CD and a couple of Puppy variants (Lighthouse and Slacko normally). :-)

Oh, and a Mint image. :-) Three edits? How sad... :-)
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-Rich Steiner >>>---> Mableton, GA USA
The Theorem Theorem: If If, Then Then.
Expand Edited by rcsteiner Oct. 26, 2012, 02:27:02 PM EDT
Expand Edited by rcsteiner Oct. 26, 2012, 02:28:02 PM EDT
Expand Edited by rcsteiner Oct. 26, 2012, 02:30:39 PM EDT
New Will have to check it out
I still boot up eCS 1.1 via Parallels on my Mac.
     eCS 2.2 public beta will be coming sooon. :-) - (rcsteiner) - (3)
         On Desktops regressing... - (folkert) - (1)
             Re: On Desktops regressing... - (rcsteiner)
         Will have to check it out - (SpiceWare)

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