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ZDNet UK: Neutrino OS is Unix flavour of the month

Oct 20, 2000, 18:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"QNX Neutrino was picked to power 3Com's Audrey Net appliance. And alliances with the likes of Palm and Cisco are widely rumoured."

"Embedded operating systems are designed to be hidden from users. So if you haven't heard of QNX Software Systems's QNX Neutrino, you're not alone. But QNX could become almost a household name, if rumours about deals in the pipeline pan out. Neutrino may end up powering devices ranging from Palm PDAs to Cisco Systems routers at some point in the not-too-distant future."

"QNX (pronounced Cue-nix, rhymes with Unix) makes the embedded microkernel operating system that powers 3Com's new Audrey Net appliance and Netpliance's iOpener. QNX also markets a "microGUI" windowing interface called Photon, which 3Com also licensed for the Audrey device."

"Outside of the consumer market, the QNX Neutrino operating system powers many other systems, particularly in the industrial and medical-equipment fields. The Ontario, Canada-based company was founded 20 years ago as a real-time operating system vendor."

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