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Technofile: QNX: Faster than Windows or Linux, with a gorgeous interface

Nov 18, 2000, 23:10 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Fasoldt)

"If you're an experienced Linux user, QNX will delight you. Although it's not related to Linux, QNX RTP uses a Linux-compatible command-driven "shell" for many operations, and its file hierarchy (the organization and names of files and directories) is almost the same. That should make QNX RTP seem familiar to old Linux hands."

"But what makes QNX visibly different from Linux is its beautifully designed graphical user interface. Linux computers use a sophisticated but creaky and finicky graphical interface based on the venerable X Window system. It's got pluses and minuses. But the QNX graphical interface, called Photon, has pluses and more pluses."

"For one thing, QNX Photon is the coolest looking GUI (graphical user interface) this side of Star Trek Voyager. It's simply gorgeous, a model of how interfaces should look. (If the default desktop background doesn't make you swoon, have someone call a doctor. You're probably in a coma.) "

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