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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MSN client
by wicked on Fri 19th Nov 2004 06:11 UTC

Hey, enjoyed the article. Just want to toss my 2 cents in. CenterICQ supports aim/msn/yahoo/irc/jabber/icq etc if you can handle a console based messenger client. You can grab it here.. http://windoze.doesntexist.com/qnx/ along with other apps/libs i compiled or ported. Also i believe MSN still works in gaim-0.76.

As for desktop usage, i've been using QNX as my main OS for ohh about 3 years now. It meets all my basic needs and then some. Its blazing fast, even during compiling now that fs-pkg has been removed from the latest release.

For me it's more a hobby OS that turned fulltime OS as i got bored of win32 / BeOS (PhOS) / Linux / *BSD etc. Still have a multiboot machine with 7 OS's on it, just rarely boot anything other than QNX. To each his own. Different users have different tastes. But if you havent tried it, do so. It's a fun ride.