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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RE: Kiddy bashing
by Morgan on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:48 UTC in reply to "Kiddy bashing"
Morgan
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In Thom's defense, I'm with him in thinking that Windows NT doesn't really belong in mission-critical or even financial situations, though probably not for the same reasons. I don't consider NT a toy and I'm not concerned that much about stability, but I am concerned about security as it has long been dropped from support by Microsoft. I for one don't want to see missiles launched at our enemy-of-the-week because some rogue internet terrorist found a back door in a 15 year old unmaintained OS.

As for Linux, my personal opinion has always been that it's just barely good enough for me as a daily desktop OS; I prefer OS X but I won't turn my nose up at Slackware or Linux Mint or (fill in the blank). Where it shines (given a well-tweaked kernel) is in the embedded space. I also think Android is the best prospect for becoming the dominant mobile OS for years to come, Oracle lawsuit notwithstanding. That doesn't help the "toy" accusation of course.

In the server space, I have always and will always prefer FreeBSD. It's hard to get more rock-solid than that.

As for QNX, well I'm glad to see it potentially put to good use in a consumer device. Now if only RIM would start using it as the backend of the BlackBerry OS!

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