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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open source desktop...
by Eugene on Thu 18th Nov 2004 11:37 UTC

@Anonymous: when u only use ur os as a desktop os... i think there is no need for an open source os... but i guess you are using ur machine like me for developing software and for operating system research maybe... so then you would be absolutely right.

another issue: if a microkernel is better but slower when emulating unix we have a problem i guess... its very hard to tell people why they have to switch from unix to another system... because unix is just the thing we all know and love... and for me i guess event driven sounds like object oriented... and i dont wanna see it spreaded all over the kernel... then ne next step could be using c++ for kernel or worse... for example i find it not so easy to program for gtk+ in pure c because it looks like its not designed to be used that way, though its possible :-)) i dont know exactly what that gui builder stuff for qnx is... but i know i just dislike not coding the gui by hand...