What Kind of Software Can I Use w/ QNX?

Hello! I’m an average home-user, with no experience in UNIX or any OS
besides Amiga, Mac, and Windows. Is there any type of ‘cult’ following,
like there was with the Amiga, that would have a neat webpage where I can
download software? Can I run DOS or *IX programs on this OS? Will the
software/game companies start producing for it? Or is this really meant as
a strictly business OS? Thanks a lot, friends. I appreciate it. :sunglasses:

To be brief:

No, you can’t run DOS programs (at least until an emulator is
written/ported…anyone?) From what I understand, most Unix/Linux
programs (binaries) won’t run by themselves on QNX, but are very easy
for someone with experience to convert. In theory you could download
Unix/Linux source code and compile it on QNX, but there are usually some
minor differences that prevent things from working that easily.
Since I’m not a programmer, this is all I can tell you.
For files, check out:
http://www.qnxstart.com

Herring


“Weasel” <princeweasel@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hello! I’m an average home-user, with no experience in UNIX or any OS
besides Amiga, Mac, and Windows. Is there any type of ‘cult’
following,
like there was with the Amiga, that would have a neat webpage where I
can
download software? Can I run DOS or *IX programs on this OS? Will
the
software/game companies start producing for it? Or is this really
meant as
a strictly business OS? Thanks a lot, friends. I appreciate it. > :sunglasses:

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Before you buy.

this is not the OS for you friend. It is being targets to developers of
embedded systems (medical instruments, cell phones, process control). There is
a neat ‘cult’ following, but they are mostly developers. I doubt you will see
much in the way of games. And this will not become a business OS. You
probably won’t see MS Office on it. It’s an IDE wrapped into a realtime unix.
But it is cool.

scott

Weasel wrote:

Hello! I’m an average home-user, with no experience in UNIX or any OS
besides Amiga, Mac, and Windows. Is there any type of ‘cult’ following,
like there was with the Amiga, that would have a neat webpage where I can
download software? Can I run DOS or *IX programs on this OS? Will the
software/game companies start producing for it? Or is this really meant as
a strictly business OS? Thanks a lot, friends. I appreciate it. > :sunglasses: