Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless What many of us wondered the moment Research In Motion announced the PlayBook's QNX-based operating system has now transpired: the Canadian smartphone and tablet company has announced BBX, their QNX-based operating system for both smartphones and tablets - in other words, the expansion of the PlayBook operating system into smartphones.
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by Adurbe on Wed 19th Oct 2011 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

It's not only that. It also gets an Android App player.
It is a major upgrade.



Android App player reminds me of OS/2's windows 3 compatibility. Noone bothered making native apps as they could build one supporting both platforms! Trouble was it supported one better than the other as it was native...

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by libray on Wed 19th Oct 2011 16:41 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

Agreed.

My NetBSD system can run Windows (through hypervisor and through WINE). It can run Linux binaries (provide the libraries) and even some freeBSD binaries.


Firefox and OOo build on the platform, but you don't see the NetBSD platform directly supported as a target by the upstream vendors. They don't feel they have to because NetBSD users have a workaround.

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