Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Apr 2010 17:43 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
QNX Well, I have to admit I didn't see this one coming. Not too long ago, QNX Software Systems was acquired by Harman International (Harman/Kardon and JBL), and now, six years later, the embedded software specialist has been bought by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. Interesting acquisition.
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I dont believe this
by ritesh_nair on Fri 9th Apr 2010 19:53 UTC
ritesh_nair
Member since:
2007-03-22

So now can I really see something nice on the GUI end of blackberry. And QNX is one heck of an RTOS. So maybe they will get all the things right now.

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RE: I dont believe this
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 9th Apr 2010 22:44 in reply to "I dont believe this"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, just like the vast improvements we saw when Palm bought BeOS.

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SuperDaveOsbourne Member since:
2007-06-24

Sadly you are so right on the spot with this history lesson. The OS will not save a sinking/sank ship, only moving to another OS that has a fresh start. Someone once said, its easier to give birth than resurrect the dead.

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RE[2]: I dont believe this
by kaiwai on Sat 10th Apr 2010 01:30 in reply to "RE: I dont believe this"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, just like the vast improvements we saw when Palm bought BeOS.


But the problem with the BeOS buy out there was a huge amount of work that needed to be done not only in the areas where it was week (networking stack etc) but also the fact it wasn't mature platform that supported other architectures besides x86 and PowerPC. QNX on the other had has over 20 years of legacy behind it, it is a mature multi-architecture operating system with a large and vibrant ecosystem ranging from software developers to hardware engineers. The two in other words are incomparable.

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