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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QNX desktop NO
by johnlein on Thu 18th Nov 2004 11:30 UTC

QNX sucked as a desktop. To get new apps I started browsing QNXs site and found what I needed. Unfortunately Voyager is the most unstable piece of crap Iíve ever seen. It crashes, it crashes a lot, it crashes when you need it the most, and when it crashes it often takes QNX with it. There was another browser, I think it was Mozilla but I canít quite remember. The problem with it was that it wasnít integrated with the package manager the way Voyager was, so you couldnít just click on a package and have Voyager install it over the internet. Then there where the apps, most of the apps for QNX are GTK apps, not native apps.
QNX was a catastrophe, probably still is, but if Voyager was fixed and some extra native apps where written it COULD be a nice desktop OS.