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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Would make one heck of a mobile OS
by John.Gustafsson on Sat 1st Nov 2008 00:19 UTC
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The mobile phone (cell phones for you Yanks) sphere really lacks good OSes. There are a few good ones, but really few, and a good graphical user interface layer on top of QNX could have made a really really stable mobileOS. Heck, it could still happen. The vast majority of the devices out there run really crappy stuff.

Now hop to it and develop it ;)

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jimaz Member since:

A mobile version called eQip was actually in development around the 2000-2002 timeframe if I remember correctly. Installed test version on my old iPaq and it was probably the most beautiful UI I have ever seen on a mobile platform. Too bad it was cancelled.


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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Here's eQip.

Uses PhotonUI, iirc. Nice stuff.

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