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
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