QNX demo vs. platform

tried qnx demo and from the time i put the floppy in my drive for the first
time and got connected to the "net"was 60 seconds!!! seemed rather amazing…
so i installed qnx platform and cannot get the modem detected at all!!!

it will either not initiate or else freeze the system.

my pentium -1 runs win3x , win9x , os/2 , beos , nde and linux without a
problem.


when i emailed product support i was told that qnx demo is not the same os as
qnx platform and that i should post my problem on the newsgroups…


so does anyone know of a full operating system similar to qnx demo ???


thanks


Philo


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tried qnx demo and from the time i put the floppy in my drive for the
first
time and got connected to the "net"was 60 seconds!!! seemed rather
amazing…
so i installed qnx platform and cannot get the modem detected at all!!!

it will either not initiate or else freeze the system.

my pentium -1 runs win3x , win9x , os/2 , beos , nde and linux without a
problem.


when i emailed product support i was told that qnx demo is not the same os
as
qnx platform and that i should post my problem on the newsgroups…


so does anyone know of a full operating system similar to qnx demo ???

Yup. It’s called QNX4, and if you got a thousand bucks laying around you
can probably get your hands on it.

Interestingly, QNX4 is an earlier generation O/S, and the QNX RtP is the
latest generation O/S. Being newer, it is a little rough around the edges
when it comes to dealing with differing hardware configurations. This
doesn’t necessarily mean that it doesn’t support your hardware, but you
might have to do some manual configuration. I actually own a personal QNX4
license that I bought years ago, but I don’t even have a QNX4 partion on my
personal hard drive any more (I still use it daily on my machine at work
though). I have completely converted to RtP at home (QNX4 is an industrial
strength workhorse, that is getting near pasture age, RtP is a sparky little
fillie, with a lot of future).

Rennie

well i sure did a lot of manual configuration…but it was
a no-go

anyway…i just sent an email off to qnx to see if they
want to sell me a non-commercial license…
if it’s $1000 i’ll probably pass on it…but
thanks for the info


Philo


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I too was Totally amazed by the QNX Demo floppy. Strange that it
seemed to be suggesting that you could get this, (ie; register etc and
then download it when available etc), Only to now find out it is
completely different.
QNX 4 seems to be pretty nice to me as well, though not for that much
money!
I actually preferred the ‘look and feel’ of the Demo, to Voyager.

And I don’t know about you, but compared to surfing on the net,
QNXrtp, is Awefully Slow and somewhat unstable, especially compared to
BeOS or even linux., whereas the Demo was a real rocket.
Same hardware, same machine, same ISP, QNXrtp, takes So long to open
pages, it is a complete drag!!

Any ideas on how to improve the experience?

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:28:13 GMT, Philo <philo565@my-deja.com> wrote:

tried qnx demo and from the time i put the floppy in my drive for the first
time and got connected to the "net"was 60 seconds!!! seemed rather amazing…
so i installed qnx platform and cannot get the modem detected at all!!!

it will either not initiate or else freeze the system.

my pentium -1 runs win3x , win9x , os/2 , beos , nde and linux without a
problem.


when i emailed product support i was told that qnx demo is not the same os as
qnx platform and that i should post my problem on the newsgroups…


so does anyone know of a full operating system similar to qnx demo ???


thanks


Philo


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Unfortunately no.

I would also have prefered buying an improved QNX4 demo disk with mail &
news and access to a hard disk.

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I too was Totally amazed by the QNX Demo floppy. Strange that it
seemed to be suggesting that you could get this, (ie; register etc and
then download it when available etc), Only to now find out it is
completely different.
QNX 4 seems to be pretty nice to me as well, though not for that much
money!
I actually preferred the ‘look and feel’ of the Demo, to Voyager.

And I don’t know about you, but compared to surfing on the net,
QNXrtp, is Awefully Slow and somewhat unstable, especially compared to
BeOS or even linux., whereas the Demo was a real rocket.
Same hardware, same machine, same ISP, QNXrtp, takes So long to open
pages, it is a complete drag!!

Any ideas on how to improve the experience?

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:28:13 GMT, Philo <> philo565@my-deja.com> > wrote:

tried qnx demo and from the time i put the floppy in my drive for the
first
time and got connected to the "net"was 60 seconds!!! seemed rather
amazing…
so i installed qnx platform and cannot get the modem detected at all!!!

it will either not initiate or else freeze the system.

my pentium -1 runs win3x , win9x , os/2 , beos , nde and linux without a
problem.


when i emailed product support i was told that qnx demo is not the same os
as
qnx platform and that i should post my problem on the newsgroups…


so does anyone know of a full operating system similar to qnx demo ???


thanks


Philo


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