Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Sep 2010 19:07 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
QNX When Research In Motion unveiled its BlackBerry Playbook tablet on Monday, including the new QNX-based operating system it runs, I already speculated that it would probably make its way onto RIM's smartphones as well. RIM has now confirmed this suspicion.
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RE[4]: The triumph of UNIX
by kaiwai on Thu 30th Sep 2010 10:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The triumph of UNIX"
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"(...) Android and MeeGo and even Bada are based on Linux as are QNX and WebOS"

Thanks for the correction - there is this horrible trendy I see these days of people equating Linux to UNIX that they are being used interchangeably by people without the slightest understanding that one doesn't mean the other. I even see people claim that Mac OS X is based on Linux! everytime I see such posts I die a little inside.

Maybe an alternate option is a hobby dev with a vision who somehow manages to lead a team of enthusiasts, in which case it takes even more time but still is possible.

True which kinda goes back to SkyOS and how personally I would have preferred to see him use a *BSD core of some sort then create a custom interface, display server and so forth on top so that the value can be added by not being 'yet another *NIX for the desktop'. I wish I had the development skills because that would be the first thing I'd do - take the FreeBSD core, build on a new display server and interface then develop it from there.

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