OS/2 & eCS Drivers & Software Subscription – commercial edition


This product contains all the latest drivers for OS/2 and eComStation developed by Arca Noae; in addition it gives your company, organization, or government agency access to a large repository of software which may be installed using our simple to use GUI.



This product contains all the latest drivers available for OS/2 and eComStation developed by Arca Noae; in addition it gives your company, organization, or government agency access to our growing repository of software which can be installed using our simple to use GUI. This subscription is not intended for ArcaOS systems (see note, below).


The driver downloads section contains the latest version of:

  • ACPI: essential on modern hardware and for multiple processor support
  • USB 1.x and 2.0: supports mice, keyboards, printers and mass storage devices
  • AHCI: native SATA driver
  • DaniS506: IDE driver
  • Multimac: drivers for network cards, wired only (Ethernet); WiFi is currently under development
  • Uniaud: sound driver, based on ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
  • Panorama: generic graphics driver
  • AMouse: Mouse driver
  • JFS: file system driver
  • FAT32: file system driver

Some drivers may not be immediately available for download. Additional drivers may also be added in the future. Arca Noae reserves the right to add, remove, or change content included in the subscription at any time and for any reason. For more information, see our development roadmap.

Software repository (as available)

By buying this product you also gain access to a large repository of ready-to-install software, ranging from system utilities, compilers to web browser and games. With our in-house developed graphical interface tool you can install these software packages with only a few clicks. Some examples of content currently in our repositories or planned for inclusion:

  • Firefox
  • USB IDs for identifying attached USB devices
  • PCI IDs for identifying attached PCI devices
  • IRC client


This product is a subscription; it entitles your company to the newest versions of drivers and software for a period of 12 months after purchase. After these 12 months you may no longer download the drivers or access our software repository or bug tracker unless your company renews its subscription. However, your company’s currently installed software will continue to work. Your IT staff may also (re)install the drivers and software on your company’s systems after its subscription ends.

The subscription includes Arca Noae-developed drivers and software and may include additional work by third parties which we consider important to all users through our convenient distribution channel. Arca Noae provides support for Arca Noae-developed drivers and software for the duration of the subscription.

Also note that this product is not a license for OS/2 or eComStation; your company must have a legal copy of either operating system.

This subscription product is not intended for use with ArcaOS. Instead, please subscribe to ArcaOS Support & Maintenance.

Commercial edition

The Commercial edition is intended for enterprises, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. It is licensed per-system (one physical workstation or server, or one active virtual machine), with volume discounts available. In addition, the commercial edition entitles the subscribing entity to priority support and elevated consideration of feature and enhancement requests, as well as requests for new packages.

Please contact us for price quotations of 100 seats or more.


Many people ask about the differences between an OS/2 & eCS Drivers & Software subscription and an ArcaOS Support & Maintenance subscription. Hopefully, this table will help bring things into focus.

Users of ArcaOS should purchase the ArcaOS Support & Maintenance subscription; users with other version of OS/2 (such as eComStation, Warp 4 and 4.51/4.52) should purchase the OS/2 & eCS Drivers & Software subscription. Note that ArcaOS Support & Maintenance can only be purchased by licensees of ArcaOS.

FeatureExamplesDrivers & SoftwareSupport & Maintenance
Annual subscription price – personal edition$49$65
Annual subscription price – commercial edition$79$115
Arca Noae OS/2 device driversACPI
Panorama (video)
MultiMac (LAN)
Uniaud (audio)
AMouse (mouse)
JFS (file system)
CUPS (printers)
Technical support for Arca Noae driversYes!Yes!
Add-on OS/2 Software FeaturesPCI ID list file (RPM)
Firefox (RPM)
SeaMonkey (RPM)
Thunderbird (RPM)
Technical support for Arca Noae softwareYes!Yes!
Access to subscription RPM repoPCI ID list file (RPM)
Firefox (RPM)
SeaMonkey (RPM)
Thunderbird (RPM)
Included subscription term
with ArcaOS
Nopersonal: 6 months
commercial: 1 year
Annual subscriptionYes!Yes!
Renewal discount (10%)Yes!Yes!
Priority support for commercial subscribersYes!Yes!
ArcaOS base updates & fixesKernel
TCP/IP stack
WPS (desktop)
SNAP (video)
ArcaOS software features updates & fixesRemovable Device Widget
Remote Desktop Connections
Network Adapters & Protocol Services
Dynamic Icons
DVD Tools
Technical support for ArcaOSNoYes!
Access to ArcaOS RPM repovarious fixes and featuresNoYes!
New ArcaOS disc images between releases5.0.1, 5.0.2, etc.NoYes!