Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 00:19 UTC

This is a quick demonstration of the QNX 1.4 megabyte floppy disk demo.

QNX is an advanced, compact, real-time operating system. This demo disk, released in 1999, fits the operating system, the "Photon MicroGUI", and the HTML 3 capable Voyager Web browser all on a single 1.4 meg disk!

So far no emulator or virtualizer I have tried will run this QNX demo 100%, so this is running on real hardware. The video is captured with a VGA capture device.

QNX is one of the most intriguing operating systems of all time. This demo disk is one of those things that, even today, blows my mind. Be sure to watch through the whole video, especially the part where extensions are downloaded and run from the web, all on a single 1.44 MB floppy.

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QNX now...
by codewrangler on Mon 11th Nov 2013 13:50 UTC
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QNX is now owned by Blackberry (formerly RIM). QNX is the foundation of BlackBerry OS 10.

It's also about the only asset that Blackberry has, that seems to really have a future....lots and lots of licenses sold every year for those using QNX as the basis for their embedded devices.

For instance...all of the newer slot machines from IGT are using a slot OS based on QNX. Some other major slot makers use a Linux based system.

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