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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by samab on Mon 3rd Sep 2001 18:43 UTC

Remember that QSSL only officially released QNX6 in Jan 2001 (the day they released patch A) --- of course there are still a lot of rough edges after only 8 months since its official release. The design cycle for nuclear plants and other big ticket item projects can go 5 to 10 years. This long design cycle also corresponds to the long life span of each of the QNX versions. QNX2 lived during the whole 1980's, QNX4 lived druing the whole 1990's --- QNX6 is expected to live for the next 10 years. While no current big ticket item projects use QNX6 right now --- QSSL must design their new OS to work in those environments as well. A nuclear power plant that is in the drawing board right now won't be built until the end of the decade. A lot of what seems to be designing/engineering flaws are in fact specific designing/engineering objectives. A great debate of the QNX filesystem can be found here(where cdm did mention about the need of determinism in the qns filesystem): http://www.qnxstart.com/viewtopic.php?topic=227&forum=5