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QNX As of April 2010, a silent change was made on Foundry27, users with a myQNX account could no longer checkout/update their copies of the QNX SVN repositories and a vague Wiki page was created "detailing" some licencing clarifications.
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Was it QNX?
by TaterSalad on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:09 UTC
TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

This question might be slightly off topic, but is QNX the OS that could fit on a floppy disk back in the day and have a full GUI? I think it was around 2001 - 2002 a friend of mine was showing me that OS and I could swear it was QNX. Maybe it was Q-something else?

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RE: Was it QNX?
by brynet on Fri 16th Jul 2010 20:50 in reply to "Was it QNX?"
brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

This is the same company, but that demo floppy was QNX4 not QNX6.. sadly they didn't do enough to market the OS for desktop/workstation usage.

QNX has been around for a very long time, used in a variety of embedded devices.

In Ontario, Canada, QNX2 was used on the Unisys Icon family of computers.. used to be entire computer labs full of them, from the 1980's to the mid 90's anyway.

Edited 2010-07-16 20:51 UTC

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RE: Was it QNX?
by bannor99 on Sat 17th Jul 2010 11:54 in reply to "Was it QNX?"
bannor99 Member since:
2005-09-15

Yup, the QNX demo disk. Worked quite well on the Compaq Armada 7800 I owned at the time.

More info, incl. screenshots here:

http://toastytech.com/guis/qnxdemo.html

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