1) Firefox doesn't allow you visit half of web-sites,
shows messages about certificates. The problem appeared
in the end of september 2021, beginning of October 2021.
Solution: import new certificates to your Firefox/2.
2) os2.guru opens borse to link developers and customers which need
apps for OS/2. We have opened it 20 years ago, now we make new effort.
If you have an order - we can publish it.
3) eCo Software: to update software for OS/2 we need 2K$ per month.
Currently we don't have a sponsor or investor.
One of the main barriers for OS/2 - support of UEFI.
New computers (~ 2012) use UEFI interface instead of old BIOS.
Currently major part of this computers support Legacy mode
(emulation of old BIOS),
but the manufacturing of such compatible computers will stop in
2020 and UEFI-only computers will flood the market.
This will cut the chances of OS/2 for commercial usage and expansion
because commercial solutions can be delivered with new computer only.
OS/2 will support Used (preowned) computers only.
What forecast do you see for OS/2 if UEFI is implemented?
There was a report from Germany about current state of ArcaOS OS/2:
new loader is integrated to the installer of ArcaOS (beta version)
=> so you can boot ArcaOS installer in UEFI mode
On some computers you can create the volume and use OS/2. (computers which support UEFI with boot from MBR)
other computers don't allow usage of MBR volumes and require GPT structure on the hard drive.
Some drivers should be updated (video, ..)
The Colloquium of eCo Software engineers forecasts
that you will be able to use OS/2 till 2025 year.
The forecast is effective if
ArcaOS with support of USB 3.0 is released in 2020
ArcaOS with partial support of UEFI is released in 2020
if the problem of reduced memory is resolved. (you can use 2 Gb of RAM only of new computers)
Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Arca Noae progress report: ArcaOS on UEFI-only hardware'
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is gradually replacing the traditional system BIOS. The vast majority of PCs on the market are now based on UEFI technology, and a number of these include what is called a Compatibility Support Module (CSM). This CSM "layer" replaces the traditional BIOS and provides backward-compatibility support for booting operating systems [...]
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Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ArcaOS 5.0.3,
the third maintenance release of ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion).
ArcaOS 5.0.3 is (again) the result of many hours of collaborative work to keep
up-to-date and to further refine ArcaOS 5.0. Post-install fixes are included,
and these will be made available for separate download as part of the
ArcaOS 5.0 Support & Maintenance subscription. In the interim,
a full download of the refreshed media image is required to obtain all
of these fixes and updates.
ArcaOS 5.0.3 includes over 40 updates and fixes since 5.0.2.
The USB stick image package (available as a separate download for ArcaOS
licensees with current support and maintenance subscription) has also
been updated to incorporate the latest changes in ArcaOS 5.0.3.
A bootable ArcaOS 5.0.3 USB stick may be created from any major
operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course,
OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). Once the image is restored,
eject, re-insert, and simply copy your personalized ISO
(separately downloaded) to the stick per the included
directions (also detailed in the ArcaOS support wiki).
The stick may then be inserted into any USB 2.0-controlled
port in the target system, and used to boot into the ArcaOS installer.
If everything is working in your current installation, it may
be prudent to wait for the subscription content to become available,
as Arca Noae has not classified any of the 5.0.3 updates as critical.
If you have experienced difficulty installing ArcaOS 5.0.2, the fixes
and updates included in 5.0.3 may address your issue(s).
For a complete list of updates in this release, see the ArcaOS wiki.
To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page,
select the Orders & Subscriptions link on the navigation panel to
the left, then click on the order for your ArcaOS license. Once
there, click the download link to request a fresh ISO, and wait
for your notification email.
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We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners,
bww bitwise works, GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contributions
to the OS/2 platform. Monetary contributions to offset their operating
costs may be made either through Arca Noae at
https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at http://www.bitwiseworks.com.