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osOpinion: QNX on the Desktop: Should We Even Bother With It?

Oct 02, 2000, 07:40 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stanislav Kelman)

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"There is a new kid on the block. His name is "QNX Realtime Platform" (or simply RtP). In order to download your very own copy of the newly available Public Release, all you need to do is pay a quick visit to the appropriate website maintained by QSSL. Alternatively, you can buy an installation CD with all the necessary files for just $29.95...."

"I am fed up with searching for an "alternative" operating system that would actually stick around long enough to even start challenging Windows on the x86 platform. I used to run IBM's OS/2 as my primary platform, but it is now as dead as dead can be. This is too bad indeed since Warp 4 was actually getting dangerously close to what I would call a good solid 1.0 release."

"Then, for a number of reasons, I thought that BeOS had a real chance to make it big. In hindsight, I could not have been more wrong. It might as well still be the most buzzword-compliant operating system on the market, but just like I was telling you in my last article, there are simply too many obstacles that it might never be able to overcome."

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