Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2004 10:19 UTC
QNX I think that everyone reading OSNews will have heard at least something about QNX. You can regard this article as an introduction, but also as a review, and as a "Is-QNX-Ready-For-The-Desktop? article". To start off, I put together a short explanation of the merits of using a microkernel. Let me start off by saying that QNX Software Systems (QSS) does not aim towards the desktop with their Neutrino RTOS.
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RE: yeah right!!
by Eugenia on Thu 18th Nov 2004 10:41 UTC

>porting any *nix application should not
> take more than a recompile"

QNX is one of the very few certified POSIX OSes. However, that doesn't mean that any Linux app will or should compile out of the box. Older, Unix command-line applications, probably should be. But GUI or too modern Linux apps that depend on Linux-only features or other non-standard dependencies should not be expected to.