Amiga kondigde in November aan dat QNX het besturingssysteem zou worden voor de nieuwe generatie Amiga's. Eergisteren bedacht men zich en vertelde dat was besloten voor de Linux kernel. QNX heeft daar zo haar eigen gedachten over:
Dodge promised that most QNX applications and device drivers are source-identical across CPUs, allowing work done using the beta to be later migrated easily to whatever platform Amiga eventually selects for its next-generation hardware.
Dodge also announced Photon, a GUI designed to complement QNX. Photon is X Window compatible, and will ship with its own visual application builder, Web browser, multimedia player and 3D graphics system.
Certainly, the tone of Dodge's letter when he's describing the benefits of QNX over Linux suggest that, and in many ways his comments read as a plea to the Amiga community to stand up to the management's plan and back QNX.
We did what we said we'd do, Dodge appears to be saying, but Amiga has still turned away from us -- everyone in the Amiga community should make sure it doesn't get away with it.
QNX laat zich dus niet zomaar opzij zetten. Ongeacht welk besturingssysteem de Amiga uiteindelijk gaat gebruiken, QNX zal gewoon installeerbaar zijn.