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The Register: QNX ships Neutrino real-time OS just in time

Sep 27, 2000, 15:11 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Neutrino is aimed at the embedded market, but it's just as happy on a standalone PC. It's based on a microkernel, and offers a fully POSIX compliant and Linux compatible API. As you'd expect from any modern OS, Neutrino offers symmetric multiprocessing and memory protection - indeed, all system components - drivers, I/O managers, applications, etc. - run in their own protected memory space."

"Neutrino ships with its own X Window-compatible GUI, Photon, complete with Web and email applications, and various media players."

"Neutrino's core components - the microkernel and various OS modules - are proprietary, but most of the higher level units are available as source code under QNX's GPL-style open source licence."

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