Byte.com: QNX, Linux, And Windows - OS niches and evolutionary strategies
May 30, 2000, 21:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Udell)
"What is QNX? It's a 32-bit, Unix-like real-time OS.
The demo to which Jonathan refers shows that sophisticated, modern,
and powerful software can be delivered in a very small package.
Specifically, the QNX demo includes:"
- "The QNX OS microkernel (just 45KB). It's highly modular,
letting QNX bundle just the services (TCP/IP, modem, graphics, and
netcard detection-logic, and drivers) needed for this demo."
- "The Photon windowing system. Powerful enough to support a
full-featured HTML 3.2 browser, but way smaller (also 45-KB) than X
or comparable services in Windows or Mac OS."
- "The Voyager browser, derived from the Spyglass modular
- "Oh, and just for fun, QNX tossed in its embedded Web