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

$49.00

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

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Description

This product contains all the latest drivers for OS/2 and eComStation developed by Arca Noae; in addition it gives you 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).

Drivers

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 for SATA disks
  • Multimac: drivers for network cards, wired only (Ethernet); WiFi is currently under development
  • Uniaud: drivers for sound, ALSA compatible
  • Panorama: generic graphics driver
  • AMouse: Mouse driver
  • JFS: file system driver
  • CUPS: printer drivers (coming soon)

Some drivers may not be immediately available for download, but will be added soon. Additional drivers may also be added in the future. 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.

  • Firefox**
  • Java 6**
  • IRC client***
  • Qt library**
  • GCC compiler**
  • and much more…

 ** – provided by bww bitwise works GmbH
*** – provided by Paul Smedley

Subscription

This product is a subscription; it entitles you 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 unless you renew your subscription. However, your currently installed software will continue to work. You may also (re)install the drivers and software on your systems after your subscription ends.

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

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

Personal edition

The Personal version is intended for private users, students and private developers. The ACPI driver, USB drivers and Panorama graphics driver may only be used on a maximum of 5 systems with the personal edition.

Compare

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
AHCI (SATA)
DANI (IDE)
USB
Panorama (video)
MultiMac (LAN)
Uniaud (audio)
AMouse (mouse)
JFS (file system)
CUPS (printers)
Yes!Yes!
Technical support for Arca Noae driversYes!Yes!
Add-on OS/2 Software FeaturesPCI ID list file (RPM)
Firefox (RPM)
SeaMonkey (RPM)
Thunderbird (RPM)
Yes!Yes!
Technical support for Arca Noae softwareYes!Yes!
Access to subscription RPM repoPCI ID list file (RPM)
Firefox (RPM)
SeaMonkey (RPM)
Thunderbird (RPM)
Yes!Yes!
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)
NoYes!
ArcaOS software features updates & fixesRemovable Device Widget
Remote Desktop Connections
Network Adapters & Protocol Services
Dynamic Icons
ArcaBar
DVD Tools
NoYes!
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!