Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Arca Noae progress report: ArcaOS on UEFI-only hardware'
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is gradually replacing the traditional system BIOS. The vast majority of PCs on the market are now based on UEFI technology, and a number of these include what is called a Compatibility Support Module (CSM). This CSM "layer" replaces the traditional BIOS and provides backward-compatibility support for booting operating systems [...]
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One of the arguments why you should upgrade to ArcaOS,
it contains firefox 38. and you can update it to firefox 45.
it's impossible start firefox 38 and 45 in previous versions of eCS, OS/2 Warp.
(many people made efforts but failed because it's impossible select needed libraries).
The users ask about Firefox 38:
Firefox 38: after ArcaOS installation you can use youtube
and play videos. In several minutes / hours it stops playing.
How to use youtube with Firefox 38?
You can't print from Firefox. So you should generate pdf files
(and print PDF from PDF viewer).
Question: how to improve quality of the PDF files? increase dpi?
by default you get 150 dpi and text documents have poor quality.
Firefox 38 crashes often.
How to increase stability?
Several weeks ago we have updated Device Manager for OS/2.
Smart utility which shows information about hardware devices.
if you have useful code aimed to detect devices
(Serial port, cameras, RAID controllers..)
then you can share this code with us (we will mention your participation on the site)
Send us short messages via the utility to improve output
The models of devices are not decoded sometimes.
name of manufacturer can be simplified.
If you look at Windows experience.
Embedded Device manager is the main tool to setup re-installed Windows system. The utility informs what devices don't have drivers or work with troubles. Step by step, every user can resolve the troubles by himself.