Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:07 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
QNX You know what's fun? Making claims on the internet about how something or someone was first with something or someone - if you catch my drift. You know what's also a lot of fun? QNX, the microkernel realtime operating system that powers just about any possible piece of kit you can think of. As it turns out, QNX was the first operating system to support a hard drive on a PC. On a related note, a new pre-release has been released of QNX 6.5.0.
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RE: Forgot about QNX
by chrish on Tue 9th Mar 2010 15:19 UTC in reply to "Forgot about QNX"
chrish
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2005-07-14

The only issue would be drivers for, well, everything beyond the basics. Network, wireless, video, audio...

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RE[2]: Forgot about QNX
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE: Forgot about QNX"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Considering they could get the core OS onto a floppy it probably would be very, very fast! Things would appear to complete as soon as you clicked a mouse or pressed 'enter'.

Using Haiku-OS I see a real speed difference between it and Windows 7 on the same machine. QNX while it would be very limited on a NetBook for what it does do well it should be able to blow even Haiku-OS away.

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RE[3]: Forgot about QNX
by chrish on Tue 9th Mar 2010 20:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Forgot about QNX"
chrish Member since:
2005-07-14

QNX's floppy version was QNX 4, a completely different OS from QNX 6. QNX 6 will not fit on a floppy.

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RE[2]: Forgot about QNX
by fithisux on Tue 9th Mar 2010 19:47 in reply to "RE: Forgot about QNX"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

QNX has drivers for standard devices. anyway, the problem is not the OS but the vendors. They should have created devices working with cross OS provided generic class drivers, no specific CDs tweaks or blobs.

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