Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 21:41 UTC, submitted by corey
QNX If there is one operating system that has a special place in my heart, it's QNX. This microkernel operating system served as my main desktop operating system for months and months back in the day, during the short-lived QNX Desktop scene - which died out due to a lack of interest from QNX' parent company, QNX Software Systems. The money is in the embedded and high reliability markets, and that's where QSS - understandably - focused its efforts. QNX was sort-of open sourced in September 2007, and today the company has announced the release of QNX 6.4, the first major release since 6.3 in 2004.
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by BSDfan on Fri 31st Oct 2008 23:48 UTC
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I swear to pseudo-god, their site is hard to navigate.. I like everyone else, have tested the old floppy release. (And the old Unisys ICON family), but I dislike how fragmented and confusing their website is.

They have so many products that share the same name, they have "hosted" versions of the OS that I would assume install only a SDK or a version of QNX in a virtualization environment.

They also have a native version, which is hard to find.. and when you do find it, you need a serial code... or not.. for non-commercial uses.. if you find yet another image buried somewhere else.

Why is it so confusing? what does one do if they simply want to boot the damned OS on a run-of-the-mill beige box x86 PC?

To conclude, definitely a worthy release day... scary is a perfect way to describe their website.

Thanks QNX, we miss you.

Edited 2008-10-31 23:49 UTC

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