Linked by James Ingraham on Mon 24th Jul 2006 11:15 UTC
QNX In today's entry in our Alternative OS Contest, James Ingraham takes a close look at QNX, the operating system based on the Neutrino microkernel. He concludes that "While you can probably find solutions for just about all of your desktop computing needs using the QNX RTOS, that is not QNX's strong suit. Its focus is real-time, embedded, and mission critical applications." Read on for the whole article.
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Nice Article
by TaterSalad on Mon 24th Jul 2006 15:21 UTC
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This is a very nice article. Both in the way it was written as well as the content. While some of the others didn't find it as useful, it certainitly gave me more information about RTOS - what they are and how they are used. QNX sounds like a good operating system, the only drawback I can see is the price. I'm not sure if $10k is average for this type of operating system or not.

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RE: Nice Article
by ingraham on Mon 24th Jul 2006 15:50 in reply to "Nice Article"
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Thank you, TaterSalad. It's nice to post something on the Internet and NOT get flamed.

Also, I can assure you that $10K is at the low end for development systems for RTOSes. Oddly, Windows CE is a counter-example. For VxWorks, Integrity, ThreadX, etc. tens of thousands is normal. That's one reason Linux is making significant in-roads in the embedded market.

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