Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th Oct 2006 01:31 UTC
QNX Most people haven't heard of QNX Software, though they've likely come in contact with it. The real-time operating system is used where software failure can lead to catastrophic consequences, even death - from high-speed trains to air traffic control towers to highway toll systems. It's also used in more than 100 different types of cars on the road.
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What does MS have to do w/ this?
by monkeyhead on Mon 9th Oct 2006 03:31 UTC
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It's nice to see QNX mentioned here, but why does the article hammer on Microsoft? Both Windows and Linux are general purpose OS's with the user/server markets in mind. Real-time OS's are a whole different animal. The comparison doesn't make any sense.

Windows CE and Linux both have libraries to make them real time, but I wouldn't trust either to run a reactor.

If you need real-time mission critical control, then use real-time OS's, or if the application is simple enough, hardware packages like PLC/SCADA.

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