Linked by David Adams on Mon 4th Oct 2010 19:32 UTC, submitted by Idefix
OSNews, Generic OSes Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn't do... Today, there's only one operating system: Unix (okay, there are two, but we'll get to that). This is why I contend that the OS doesn't matter - or that we need to take another look at the word's content, at what we mean when we say 'Operating System'.
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QNX is not based on Unix
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Oct 2010 15:56 UTC
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

He calls OSX "another Unix derivative" which implies that QNX was derived from Unix.

POSIX compatibility in QNX was only added after it was designed as a microkernel, which is far different than the traditional Unix monokernel.

The OS doesn't matter unless you want to run this specific application or hardware or plug-in or.....how did he reach his conclusion again?

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RE: QNX is not based on Unix
by tylerdurden on Wed 6th Oct 2010 01:12 in reply to "QNX is not based on Unix"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

You do realize that QNX was originally named QUNIX, right?

And microkernel has nothing to do with it being or not Unix, after all OSF/1 (Tru64 for example) was a microkernel-based unix.

Edited 2010-10-06 01:14 UTC

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