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Does anyone run a shop where QNX is the only desktop OS?
Can you really get anything done in that mode?
I beleive trying to use QNX as a generic desktop OS is a waste of time
time==$). I have been using a two machines setup, one QNX6/4 the other
That is only true if you actually need stuff like office on developer
machines (i.e., they are not just software developers but do some other
Your trying to get me started Igor, LOL!
If most of their work is actual writing/testing/debugging of code
AND the target platform is x86 then you’re gonna win in terms of time, not
I think that’s only true if you live in a bubble. I get email from people
with power point presentation. I get presentation from marketing divx
format. I’ve done video conference from my PC. I received a demo of audio
stuff that was build with midi file. The list goes on. Last time I use
AbiWord to edit a customer’s document, they asked me why I screwed all the
Especially if your developers can’t easily coexist on one box (i.e.,
lot of rebooting and other mututally disruptive tests).
Phindows for years and get to use the best of both world. Last think
insterested in is fighting getting a USB modem, latest GFX card, sound
to work properly. Only thing I need from the QNX machine is that it can
boot (in text mode or VGA mode is ok) and support the networkd card.
Not everyone have such limited needs.
I consider this to be usual need for development machine, I don’t see what
more is need to develop. Of course if the development machine is also the
target that is a different story, you can’t avoid setup the hardware that is
If you have multiple developers they can all share the same server via
Phindows. So when you update software only one machines need to be
Some of my customer have a redundant server just in case the main server
You can do it the other way around. Have a WinXP server and use VNC to
access Windows desktop from QNX ‘workstations’. You need VNC server on
Windows. Or perhaps RDP protocol client (i am not sure if one is ported to
That would also by possible with Citrix no?
I use Remotely-Anywhere to access my WinXP machine remotely. The client
“only” need a browser with JAVA. That is how I’m actually making this post.
I’m accessing my Windows machine at home from a InternetExplorer on a
windows machine at a customer site. That’s great cause I don’t need to
install any software to access my machine. Last time I tried it from QNX6
though it didn’t work.
How do people usually do this? Two machines side by side?
Dual-boot? QNX only?
People do it all the ways, depending on what they need and what they can
Some people have had some level of success running QNX6 inside a virtual
machine under Windows (don’t remember which software).
Once I get use to the IDE I will probably switch to cross development and
only use the QNX machine as a target.