Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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Linux runs more and more of the real world
by kragil on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:32 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

I know that it runs medical equipment and weapons, haven't heard about nuclear power plants, YET.

There are patches in the kernel to enable controlling lasers, that seems very future real world to me.

(I guess Thom knew such a comment was forthcoming, but I had to bite)

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rhyde Member since:
2007-03-29

I know that it runs medical equipment and weapons, haven't heard about nuclear power plants, YET.

Well, it isn't a *power* reactor, but QNX does control several General Atomics TRIGA Reactors. And has since the 1990s (when some IC-DOS code was ported to QNX 4.0).

OTOH, I am currently in the process of rewriting that software to run under Linux.

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