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They “should” want to know these things. BeOS is after all a
They are? Funny I didn’t know BeOS was really into the embedded market.
You are funny. You also seem to have forgotten that both of these OS’s
on the desktop as well.
Have you ever tried BeOS?
No why should I? I’m perfectly happy with QNX.
Shouldn’t QNX be as easy to install as BeOS?
Shouldn’t my Honda be as fast as a porche?
We are not comparing apples and oranges. Open your eyes. BeOS Personal
Edition and QNX RTP. You don’t see the connection?
Or perhaps a mistake. Then again I suppose BeOS hasn’t made any of
Of course they have. My only point is this. I have tried two new OS’s in
the last year or so. BeOS and QNX. My experience with BeOS as far as
installation goes was far more pleasant.
I think you are missing the point by a bit still. QNX was never a consumer
product meant for the unwashed masses, until this week. It still isn’t, yet.
QNX’s niche up until now has been for applications that include everything
from industrial control making candy bars at Hersey’s to running off shore
oil drilling platforms.
The consumer thing with “Why doesn’t QNX support my widget video card and
detect my dodad EPROM programmer” is pretty new to them.
The QNX OS is rock solid, much more stable then any flavor of Windows. There
are markets they have ignored up to now, but for some things like a business
environment; QNX if it has application support just makes one hell of a
lot of sense. The true cost of doing business has to factor in time lost to
crashes and the number of support people you need to keep systems working.
It doesn’t make sense to have a cheap OS if that means you have people
making $25/hr looking at locked up computer screens all day.
With developments like the MS breakup, applications and OS groups are
supposed to be operating independantly. IMHO: I would much rather have Excel
running on a QNX system then Windows. To the end users, it shouldn’t make a
difference what OS is under hood as long as the application interface is the
same. That kind of stuff is supposed to happen now, but is still “wait and
This is just the second round, first one was fired earlier this year.