Subscription Entitlement Comparison Table

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!

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