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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A warning about QNX for desktop use!
by Jonathan Thompson on Thu 18th Nov 2004 11:17 UTC

It was an older version (I don't remember which version: the first freely downloadable version, which I have since uninstalled) installed on my laptop, that demonstrated something I didn't expect or want: the inability to leave the system clock working in a consistent fashion!

Every time the screensaver was activated, it seems the system clock (time of day, etc.) was put on pause, since the computer then lost time for the amount of time the screensaver was active. I found this quirk extremely annoying, and inexcusable. I have no idea why they thought they had to do this. I don't know if that was a stupid creation by the writer of that particular screensaver, or of the architect of the OS itself, but the net result had me needing to reset the date/time every time I rebooted.