Modern Minimalism (Was: Future Computing Trends)

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Feb 21 01:41:19 1998

On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, John Higginbotham wrote:

> If you think that's cool, you need to check out what they are doing with QNX:
> QNX is a very small micro-kernel OS that has the look of Windows 95, has
> builtin TCP/IP networking, a notepad, a few other little doodads, and to
> top it off, a fully functional HTML 3.2 compliant web browser. Also
> supports graphics modes up to 1024x768 in millions of colors.
> Okay, not amazing enough for you already? How about if I told you it all
> ran off a 1.44mb floppy disk? Hmmmm? :)
> Everyone owes to themselves to go grab this FREE (yes, FREE) OS and try it
> for themselves.

QNX is great. However, unless they totally changed their business model
within the last year, it is hardly free. In fact, once you do a
costs/benfits analysis of QNX and compare it to something like Linux, I'd
rather go with Linux since Linux has better development tools in some
respects and EVERYTHING is free (including grep). I don't know if QNX has
done anything in the past year and a half, but when I was playing with it
their development tools were lacking.

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