Ok, time to get back on focus, because it's getting funny.
The original question:
> Okay, here's a topic for this NG. I asked once before but got no
> reply that I could detect. So this is a rewording...
> Basically: I know that, from time to time, eCS upgrades appear
> and are made available for download from the site. How often are
> these incorporated into the CDs which the various retailers sell?
> Or must I continue to download multi-megabytes using my slo-o-ow
> phone line? (The OS/2::eCS package is good and the vendors seem
> conscientious in improving it, so this _not_ a knocking question,
> in any way shape or form.) Any ideas?
Two more posts of interest:
> To my knowledge (eCS 1.1), which isn't totally comprehensive, there
was never any regular refreshes of the eCS media to incorporate these
> Thanks Stewart (and Don, by a separate posting). Yes, I can see
> the logic of making distinct fixpacks -- in the OS/2 tradition in
> fact. I'll make notes of the *.hu site, for when I get organised
> enough to upgrade from eCS-1.0 <g> and play catch-up. Mensys was
> at one time assembling fixpacks, so maybe I should ask them also.
So it's clear he asked about the operating system.
Tim comes around:
> Serenity issues a new release and charges $300 for it.
> The Preview cost $90. eCS v1.0 cost $300. eCS v1.1 cost $300.
> eCS v1.2 cost $300.
> If you made it to v1.2 then you've invested over $1,000
Some discussion, snipped:
Now it's time to close the circle.
You mourn about that with the $59 you don't upgrade the applications.
Well, that's correct. But, the original poster (look up, or grab the
original posts) didn't ask about upgrading the applications.
So did I tell the truth? Yes.
Whether or not your $300 claim for an upgrade in this context is just
false or a deliberate try to let eCS look much more expensive than it
(verifyable) is, I'll leave that to all readers.
Tim, thanks for making me laugh! :-D
You are the one that advertises to use [eCS SCAM] and to filter out
messages that contain that string in the subject.
- If you do what you say, you won't read this.
- If, however, you react on this message, you agree that you don't trust
the thing that you're trying to sell to others ([eCS SCAM]). So how can
we then believe that other thing you're selling (eCS is bogus)?
It would be wise to not react... but that's up to you.
Oh, and if you react, or if you want to try other FUD on me, too bad.
From now on you're in my killfile: I decided that from now on I'd
rather spend my time in creating things for the OS/2 and eCS community,
than to argue with FUDsters.