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Re: Roadblocks to further widespread adoption of NetBSD in embedded systems (at least in my neck of the woods)

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 3:58 AM, Herb Peyerl <> wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2010, at 12:49 PM, Jack Atkinson wrote:
>> This is my first time posting here, so go easy on me.  The past few years,
>> my former employer and now client, has been going through a struggle of how
>> best to move from their proprietary OS/RTOS to a commercial OS.  I've helped
>> with a lot of research in this issue.  The two biggest contenders at the
>> moment are Linux and QNX.  QNX is the strong favorite, but negotiations are
>> not going well of late.  A lot people dread the Linux GPL, but love the
>> plentiful driver support out there for most of our processors (mainly
>> PowerQuic I & PowerQuicc Pro with some MIPS) and other peripherals currently
>> on existing hardware.
> Having done a couple of years of QNX, a number of years of Linux and a bunch
> of years of NetBSD, all embedded; I predict that you will quickly come to
> hate QNX and regret your decision.  But that's not what we're here for ...

I'd appreciate if you list items which we should learn from QNX.


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