[REBOL] Re: Rebol & Linux
From: chalz:earthlink at: 4-Feb-2002 23:30
> And that is something I really don't understand. RT has to have possible
> sales in mind, or I just don't understand it, as /View itself is free (at
> for non-commercial usage) ...
Yeah. Well, I guess they don't anticipate enough /Pro sales to justify
stranding people on the QNX project.
> > Granted, they
> > aren't Linux, but they're Unix variants, which are inherently GUI. (QNX
> > be booted into console instead of GUI. QNX supports far less hardware
> > say, BeOS.)
> eh? Let's state facts:
> - QNX supports far more hw than BeOS (
> http://qdn.qnx.com/support/hardware/platform/index.html )
> - QNX is far more better established in embedded market
> - BeOS is dead (the future of any free BeOS alternative is uncertain yet
Hmm.. indeed? I mean, I knew that BeOS was no longer supported, but I
was always of the impression that BeOS supported more hardware. Every new
release of QNX RTP seems to support less and less hardware - yes, that's
right. Where RTP itself supported this stack of hardware, 6.0 didn't.
Where 6.0 supported all that hardware over there, 6.1 doesn't. It's very
frustrating. My father's nvidia TNT (not tnt2) isn't even supported.
motherboard-based hardware (video, sound, nic, etc) typically won't work in
qnx. *shrugs* I like QNX, don't get me wrong, but they really do seem to
have fewer hardware compatibilities with each release. Oh well.
Heh, way off-topic.