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OS/2 virtual company = VirCo/2

GOAL 1 - Increase value of basic system package.

The cost of OS/2 license will always stay above $100 .. $250.
This is the main barrier to attract new customers.

It's necessary increase the value of the system and include 
some solutions / applications to the basic package.
So people get guarantees that OS/2 computer can be used to fulfil special task:
* package of photo editors
* point of sale apps
* audio players / catalogue apps
* ..

On the other side,
It means that VirCo/2 should pay to the developers of this 
applications / solutions. 
But the budget of any OS/2 VirCo company is always restricted.

It means that the applications should include restricted functions.

GOAL 2 - Unique user interface.

Nobody needs 1001-st Linux distribution. 
Nobody will work with desktop developed in 1996. But OS/2 Warp UI is the only
difference which we can offer.

So, User Interface it's top priority.

* Only native icons
* Only native Dialog boxes
* Development of user interface in traditions of OS/2. 

GOAL 3 - Native apps development - top priority

Again, nobody needs 1001-st clone of linux.

It's clear that Firefox port is the 1-st application by importance.

But the budget of apps development should be balanced.
* For example, 30% should be invested to Firefox porting (and aux libraries).
* other 30% to 5 large native apps.
* other 30% to 20 small apps 
* and 10% to 50 tiny apps and utilities.

The situation when 99% of budget go to Firefox porting is abnormal.

GOAL 4 - ??????


24. Сложность сопровождения OS/2 компьютеров

ESWay: OS/2 выживание

ESWAY-G1011a: Чтобы успешно настроить OS/2 компьютер, чтобы сопровождать OS/2, нужно чтобы у пользователя / компании было несколько компьютеров.

ESWAY-G1011b: Один компьтер должен быть вспомогательным, и выполнять задачи по обслуживанию (форматирование дисков, установка ОС, ремонт сломанной ОС)

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