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ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby tomleem » Fri May 19, 2017 4:56 pm

There is a newer version of OS/2 warp - eComStation out called ArcaOS. It is at version 5.0.
https://www.arcanoae.com/
It is not free. I do find it interesting and will be trying it out. I used OS/2 Warp and eComStation in the past.
https://www.arcanoae.com/arcaos/
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby Adcock » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:23 am

Hi, Mr tomleem
Though this is ReactOS forum I am still going to reply to you post because of the fact that OS/2 is a brother of MS Windows.

But as ReactOS is a Libre and Open Source Software.
So lets talk about a LOSS alternative of OS/2.
Here is a link to osFree which has similar goals like ReactOS.
But their compatibility target is OS/2.
This page has got information on similar projects(including ReactOS!!!) like osFree.

That's all.

Tell us about how is ArcaOS compared to OS/2.

Note: I have never used OS/2. But I feel for it because of Windows connection.
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby oldman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:17 pm

osFree
They have called their boot loader FreeLdr!

So who was the first to use the name Freeldr and therefore have the right to use the name?

There is a lot of information here freeldr:history, which I have not read.
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby Adcock » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:50 pm

I don't know who used it, as a name, first.
But ReactOS's bootloader is called FreeLoader (Sometimes
FreeLdr).
This page confirms it.
So, I don't think that there is any naming issue.
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby hbelusca » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:25 pm

oldman wrote:So who was the first to use the name Freeldr and therefore have the right to use the name?


https://svn.reactos.org/svn/reactos?vie ... ision=1904
Tue May 15 03:50:25 2001 UTC (16 years, 5 months ago)
First commit of ReactOS FreeLdr by Brian Palmer.

Before that the ReactOS used to use a DOS-based bootloader:
https://svn.reactos.org/svn/reactos/tru ... threv=1904
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby tomleem » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:02 am

Adcock wrote:Hi, Mr tomleem
Though this is ReactOS forum I am still going to reply to you post because of the fact that OS/2 is a brother of MS Windows.

But as ReactOS is a Libre and Open Source Software.
So lets talk about a LOSS alternative of OS/2.
Here is a link to osFree which has similar goals like ReactOS.
But their compatibility target is OS/2.
This page has got information on similar projects(including ReactOS!!!) like osFree.

That's all.

Tell us about how is ArcaOS compared to OS/2.

Note: I have never used OS/2. But I feel for it because of Windows connection.


This is in the Off Topic section of the forum; for subjects / posts that are not related to ReactOS, even though there are posts here that are ReactOS related.

ArcaOS is similar to eComStation in that it is an updated version of OS/2 Warp using its kernel. eComStation does not seem to be developed any more. Arca Noae is taking up the development of the updated Warp OS and it is currently being updated by them.
https://www.arcanoae.com/blue-lion/
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Blue Lion is…here.

Blue Lion was the code name for the first release of Arca Noae’s new OS/2-based operating system, ArcaOS 5.0.

Blue Lion (ArcaOS 5.0) was released for general availability May 15, 2017.

ArcaOS 5.0 is…

…the long-awaited release of a new OS/2-based operating system
…based on IBM’s last release of OS/2 Warp 4, MCP2
…able to run OS/2, Windows 3.1, and DOS applications
…able to run ported Linux applications
…fully supported by Arca Noae’s team of engineers and developers
…an upgrade path for customers currently using OS/2 or eComStation

ArcaOS 5.0 features include…

…installation from DVD media
…delivery of ready-to-boot virtual appliances for select hypervisors (coming soon)
…current Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client
…several productivity applications
…updated hardware drivers to support more modern systems and devices
…updated Arca Noae SNAP accelerated video driver
…updated Samba 4-based networking to connect to today’s heterogeneous environments
…a new package manager to help keep systems up-to-date
…new look for the 21st century
…enhanced kernel with the ability to utilize system memory above 4GB
…full support by Arca Noae’s team of developers and engineers
'
from their web site.
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby Adcock » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:54 am

Will ArcaOS 5.0 programs run on OS/2 Warp 4.52 ?
Specially those Ported Linux Programs ?
Is ArcaOS 5.0 for regular desktop ?
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Re: ArcaOS 5.0 available

Postby tomleem » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:11 am

Those questions can be also answered at the OS/2 Warp forum.
http://www.os2world.com
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'Will ArcaOS 5.0 programs run on OS/2 Warp 4.52 ?
Specially those Ported Linux Programs ?
Is ArcaOS 5.0 for regular desktop ?'
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I believe it can run OS/2 Warp 4.52 programs.
I am not sure about ported Linux programs.
I believe ArcaOS 5.0 is for regular desktops.
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