Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 1st Sep 2001 18:47 UTC
QNX The QNX RtP 6.1.0 microkernel (which also runs on PCs) and its Photon micro GUI have been ported to the Compaq PDA solution, the iPaq. The screenshots look very attractive indeed, we just hope that the QNX team add some more software in it, like a Calendar, Contacts or a Todo list which are undoubtly, very useful applications for a PDA.
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Please release this!
by Mike Bouma on Sat 1st Sep 2001 23:55 UTC

Alexander QNX is a very cool operating system and Photon is alot more efficient as compared to X. ;) But note that while alot of companies are promoting their devices as ones being based on Linux they actually aren`t in the sense as the user/developer would think. A complete linux distribution is far to inefficient to be taken seriously for running on top of a relative lowly powered PDA device. What do these companies use then? Many of the companies use just a special embedded Linux kernel and run another operating system on top of that. Although to outsiders it may not sound like a good solution but sometimes an "Linux" hosted environment actually is! What bothers me though is that they promote it as being an open source based platform, which simply isn`t the case. So sometimes when you hear "Linux" hype you shouldn`t necessary think "Linux".