1. BeeRanDyn's Avatar
    What are the main differences between the two? What are the pros and cons of each? Which has more computing potential?

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    08-23-13 02:56 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    What are the main differences between the two? What are the pros and cons of each? Which has more computing potential?

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    WOW that's a big question for 4 in the morning!!!! But.....welcome to the forums......***slinks away to grab some coffee****
    08-23-13 06:38 AM
  3. BeeRanDyn's Avatar
    Ha it was only around 1am in California.

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    08-23-13 12:29 PM
  4. backfire101's Avatar
    If i amnot mistaken, linux is one big core os, qnx is tiny core with seperated controllers for the components.

    Also, linux is (or was) a converted unix system so it would be able to run on cisc processor
    Unix is always designed to run on risc processor
    08-23-13 12:41 PM
  5. CrackedBarry's Avatar
    Linux is a kernel as well as an operating system.
    QNX is just a kernel.

    You can't really compare them, because of that.

    If you want to compare the two kernels, however, in general a Linux kernel is better suited for general computing purposes, such as: Computer OS, server OS, smartphone OS, and the QNX kernel is better suited for specific, simple, embedded systems: Traffic lights, generators and turbines, etc.

    QNX is a micro kernel, as opposed to Linux which is a more modern design: Monolithic kernel with features from hybrid kernels.

    Since QNX is a micro kernel, it's more of a resource hog than a Linux kernel. (Yeah, you'd think it was the other way around, but the name is misleading...)
    Last edited by CrackedBarry; 08-23-13 at 12:53 PM.
    08-23-13 12:42 PM

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