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[6]: The triumph of UNIX
by JeffS on Thu 30th Sep 2010 15:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The triumph of UNIX"
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Isn't QNX a major player in the embedded space (machinery, aerospace, etc, where there is zero fault tolerance) as well?

And yes, QNX and Symbian are two great examples of highly successful micro kernel OS's. Also, MacOS and iOS are based on the Mach micro kernel, and employ at least partial micro kernel design.

People often think that since Linux won over the failed (so far) Hurd project, and that Minix was only an academic OS, that the debate between monolithic kernels and micro kernels was over, and monolithic won.

But obviously that is not the case. Both have been successful.

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