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The development team of eComStation has significantly raised the level of
ease of use of the installation process and improved hardware
The major updates compared to previous releases include:
USB support during installation:
can use USB memory sticks for storing registration key for
Media Integrity check: it is
possible to perform an integrity check of the installation media
before actual installation starts. This will prevent problems caused
by faulty CD's.
AMD Athlon64 support: it is possible to install eComStation 1.2R on
AMD Athlon64 based computers.
Maintenance Desktop is installed.
MiniLVM: Improves the usability of the IBM Logical Volume
Manager (LVM) by providing an easier user interface to the
integrated volume management function.
support for laptops: The system kernel has been updated to the
latest release, supporting Speedstep ® and
Enhanced Speedstep ® powersaving
options (Intel Centrino ® technology) for improved batterylife.
device support: A significant number of new and updated drivers
is included, offering out-of-the box support for wireless
networkcards, gigabit networkcards and SATA IDE-harddisk drives.
MultiMedia Installer: One of the big changes in 1.2, better
multimedia support and improved installation. Now install directly
at the moment you install your other hardware.
Migration Feature: When installing eComStation 1.2 over an OS/2
Warp 4, MCP1, MCP2, eComStation 1.0 or eComStation 1.1 installed
system, this system will be automatically migrated to the extent
possible, easing the process of upgrading. Despite the significant
effort expended to create a problem free migration with this
feature, users are cautioned to back up programs and data prior to
upgrading. It is simply impossible to fully test this feature in all
possible user environments.
Browser: providing the current version of proven Mozilla
technology, including the IBM Web Browser, provides the users with a
pleasing Internet experience. This support includes an e-mail and
news reader with spam filter. Mozilla 1.7.12 and IBM Web Browser
InnoTek Web Pack for OS/2: the best support available for users of the
IBM Web Browser and Mozilla/Firefox
InnoTek OS/2 Kit for Java provides support for Java technologies
from Sun Microsystems.
InnoTek Font Engine, enabling state-of-the-art technologies like
anti-aliasing, subpixel rendering and hinting within the browser
InnoTek Macromedia Flash Player for OS/2
InnoTek OS/2 Kit for Adobe Acrobat reader 4.05, enables the
widely spread cross-platform PDF document format on OS/2. A browser
plugin is included.
Updates to the eWorkPlace User Interface: This feature, derived from the
award winning XWorkPlace, was first introduced in eComStation 1.1
and has been refined and updated in 1.2.
New AE Editor: Users will appreciate the look and feel of this
modern system editor which includes improved functionality over the
prior editor, such as the ability to directly print from the editor.
Support: The ability to read from Windows 2000 and XP drives using
HOBLink X/11 Server for OS/2 is now part of eComStation 1.2, enabling
remote access to X/11 applications on any xServer accessible on the
network. The Applications appear as normal desktop applications.
Included CD writing application: A (speed) limited version of the award
winning CD recording application RSJ is included,
enabling the user to create CD's without any extra software
requirements. Supports any current CD-recorder device.
cooperation with Microsoft Windows 2000: updates have been made
to ensure that installation of Windows 2000 will not disable the
Desktop control: PMVNC is included to provide remote control
facilities. (IBM Desktop On Call is still included as well)
Other applications / features:
Warpin Program installer, preconfigured with eWorkPlace which allows easy
upgrade to XWorkplace if a user chooses to do so.
LVM preventing problems with INT13 and Windows 2000 overwriting the
Fixes and enhancements in the installer “front end”, including
the ability to format the text display
REXX Tips & tricks document
eCSCoNet (ISDNPM) and Internet Assistant
updated printer drivers to the latest available level
JUne file rescuer for JFS available in the maintenance console (during