R: QNX - was Re: Minix 3 vs portability

Mazzini Alessandro mazzinia at tin.it
Wed Feb 24 17:43:38 CST 2016

I do remember, and I had (still have) that floppy.
I've also tried the full qnx, and it's the best thing I ever tried, likely

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Da: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Per conto di John Wallace
Inviato: giovedì 25 febbraio 2016 00:05
A: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Oggetto: Re: QNX - was Re: Minix 3 vs portability

[snippage for brevity, sorry]

Some readers may remember (but most won't) that in 1999, QNX released a freely distributable demo containing their QNX kernel, their Photon MicroGui, an IP stack including Internet connectivity capability, and a graphical web browser which even does JavaScript. So what. Well the so what is that it all fitted on a 1.44MB floppy to run on a PC of that era.

Words and pictures: e.g. http://toastytech.com/guis/qnxdemo.html
A movie (again from toastytech): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_VlI6IBEJ0

Never used it myself, other than the demo, but it always sounded interesting. Maybe like VAXELN, a well kept secret.

have a lot of fun
John Wallace

QNX doesn't have HELP ADVANCED WOMBAT or a newsletter called The Wombat Examiner.

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