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General Discussion / Re: The Mascot
« on: November 25, 2013, 06:31:33 pm »
How about an OWL

Marketplace / Re: ebay Stuff
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:23:40 pm »
Could mod that into a laptop  ;)

I used to have one when I was in Sales back in the day. I was in a car wreck and it was sitting on the passenger seat in it's bag. Unfortunately, it was hurled into the dashboard at a high rate of speed in my Ford Taurus wagon (old lady ran a red light). It was replaced with an X30. I loved that thing but if I recall correctly, the handwriting recognition was a little annoying. But at least my customers thought I was cool  ;D

Off Topic discussions / Amazing Grandpa
« on: October 30, 2013, 07:13:49 pm »
Amazing detail and craftsmanship.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Help Wanted! - OS2World Wiki
« on: October 29, 2013, 09:31:10 pm »
I will add some hardware, more modern stuff. I will poke around a little when I get some time, I am sure I can help out some. I can probably help fill in some gaps on the software side.

I am traveling for the rest of the week so I have limited internet access. Got a lot of hardware going in this week.

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 Warp News and Rumors--R.I.P.?
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:57:57 pm »

Article Discussions / Re: ecs 2.2
« on: October 18, 2013, 05:51:40 pm »
That is encouraging. Thanks Sigurd.

Article Discussions / Re: ecs 2.2
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:29:43 pm »
I am a little annoyed as I renewed my subscription with them. Not that I can't afford it but they sold me on the upcoming release of eCS2.2, so I renewed. Too me that is not ethical but that is pretty typically these days as morals and ethics are precarious. My box is perfectly stable and I am satisfied but I was hoping to offer another alternative on modern hardware. In my opinion, I would say 2.1 is the last we will see as the 2.2 Beta was horrible. Maybe they are embarrassed? 

Hardware / Re: eCS on an Asus X55U?
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:42:17 pm »
One way to find out. Drop a spare HD in it and go for it. Lets us know if it does.

General Discussion / Re: Any news on eCS 2.2 release?
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:40:27 pm »
Well, I guess that's one way of getting people to renew their Mensys subscription  ;D 

General Discussion / Any news on eCS 2.2 release?
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:48:20 pm »
Been a while since and have not heard anything on the final release of eCS 2.2. Anyone heard anything?

Marketplace / Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: August 07, 2013, 06:03:00 pm »
I nabbed the Describe software with book. Love it 8)

Hardware / Re: New hardware that works with ECS2.X
« on: August 07, 2013, 05:59:36 pm »
It shows the hardware requirments for eCS. How upto date are these?

It indicates a PS2 mouse for best performance? How many computers even have a PS2 connector on them?  8)

That is a requirement page and it is pretty dated. However, I have tried it on older hardware close to the minimum and was accurate. However, you may want to look at hardware list if your planning on buying more current hardware or to compare to what you have. You could also post your current hardware and we should be able to give you direction. I have used both the PS/2 and USB mice and have not noticed any difference, that has been my experience. I have read where there were issues but the updated USB driver corrected them.

I am currently building a budget box for a home user and will be trying eCS2.1 on it. It is an MSI 880GMS - E41 AM3+, Phenom X2 550 Dual Core, and 4GB of RAM. I will post the results on that link. I try to install it on as much hardware as I can (I build a lot of PC's), if time allows to update the web site with more current hardware. Blonde Guy (Neil) has some good hardware as well, you could buy from him or use it as a comparison. His Suntan Special Software is pretty slick as well for keeping the system updated.


Update: The MSI board installed fine with eCS2.1. Updated to the latest ACPI and both CPU cores are active. The Realtek multimac 8169 driver did not seem to work, probably have to try some different MAC configurations. Not going to bother as I would normally just add an Intel PCI NIC card anyway because of the speed of them. The onboard NIC is a Realtek 8111E. All USB ports functioning. USB (standard Logitech) mouse is accurate and stable. Going to try the eCS 2.2 Beta tonight. Latest Panorama driver or Snap not giving me the default 20" monitor resolution 1600 x 1050 but provides a nice desktop display at a little higher resolution. Audio Realtek ALC887 works fine. Put info on

Marketplace / Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:32:15 pm »
That is an amazing collection. My wife would snatch me bald headed if I brought that home... ;D

Setup & Installation / Re: UEFI & SecureBoot?
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:25:31 pm »
For the records:

I just got a new X230t from Lenovo with 8 GB Ram, i7 and so on. There is still the option to disable Secure Boot and UEFI in the BIOS, a least to emulate the "Legacy" BIOS.

While eCS 2.2 latest beta failed installation several times because of complaining about the HDD (where the eCS 2.2 demo while booting does not), it worked quite well once I installed it using the Clone method and DFSEE.

It may be worth a try for those trying to install eCS 2.2 on modern hardware if "usual" installation fails to create a clone of a working system and restore it on the new hardware. This will be shown in Cologne in November as mentioned. This is safe and time saving (takes about 5 to 10 minutes).

This allways worked for me.

Are their any license issue's doing it that way? Just curious. Additionally, what about those who can not attend Cologne? Is their any documentation on doing it, I thought I read it somewhere but it escapes me at the moment?

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