Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 21:41 UTC, submitted by corey
QNX If there is one operating system that has a special place in my heart, it's QNX. This microkernel operating system served as my main desktop operating system for months and months back in the day, during the short-lived QNX Desktop scene - which died out due to a lack of interest from QNX' parent company, QNX Software Systems. The money is in the embedded and high reliability markets, and that's where QSS - understandably - focused its efforts. QNX was sort-of open sourced in September 2007, and today the company has announced the release of QNX 6.4, the first major release since 6.3 in 2004.
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by fretinator on Fri 31st Oct 2008 21:51 UTC
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My favorite was the floppy demo - an entire graphical OS with web-browser, tcp-ip, file manager, etc. that ran off of just a floppy. It wowed me. Unfortunatley, I didn't have the same experience trying to install it on my laptop - just not enough general hardware support. I really wish someone would run with it as a desktop, but the market is just too crowded for that. I, too, really like the micro-kernal concept. Maybe Minix will rise up and rule them all!! [Halloween laugh ensues]

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Edited 2008-10-31 21:54 UTC

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