Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th Oct 2006 01:31 UTC
QNX Most people haven't heard of QNX Software, though they've likely come in contact with it. The real-time operating system is used where software failure can lead to catastrophic consequences, even death - from high-speed trains to air traffic control towers to highway toll systems. It's also used in more than 100 different types of cars on the road.
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RE: Interesting...
by Endica on Mon 9th Oct 2006 11:24 UTC in reply to "Interesting..."
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Hmm...I wonder how QNX would compare against VxWorks, for instance. Are they even comparable, for that matter?

QNX has a microkernel architecture. The QNX kernel contains only CPU scheduling, interprocess communication, interrupt redirection and timers.

VxWorks, on the other hand, uses a monolithic kernel including extensive intertask communications and synchronization facilities.

That said, they're fairly comparable from a developer's point of view.

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