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Mario Charest

Re: QNX® Realtime Platform Powers New 3Com® Internet Applian

Post by Mario Charest » Sat Oct 28, 2000 9:14 pm

Take from the qnx.public.news and move here (since I'm bitching)

"Debbie Kane" <debbie@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:8sn8i3$2qk$1@nntp.qnx.com...
QNX® Realtime Platform Powers New 3Com® Internet Appliance

OTTAWA, October 17, 2000 - With its launch of AudreyTM, a new kind of
Internet appliance for the home, 3Com today confirmed QNX's status as a

[cut]
Audrey joins a growing roster of commercially available QNX-based web
appliances now available in the United States, Canada, France, Germany,
Scandinavia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and other countries worldwide.
"QNX is providing 3Com with a market-proven platform for bringing the
Internet into the home," said Bergsma. "What's more, 3Com can stay one
step
ahead of rapid changes on the Internet by leveraging QNX's growing
portfolio
of multimedia technologies -
Woo, that sounds like bull to me, "stay one step ahead of rapid changes on
Internet"...
You gotta be kidding right? No HTML 4.0, no MPEG4, no streaming, etc.....
not to mention the thousands of developers
familiar with QNX's industry-standard tools and APIs."
Hum, thats sound like a lie to me.

Oh well, I think that's what marketing is all about ;-)

Warren Peece

Re: QNX® Realtime Platform Powers New 3Com® Internet Applian

Post by Warren Peece » Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:21 pm

See, to a programmer, if it's not 100% right then it's WRONG. To a marketer,
even if it's 100% WRONG they just have to spin it correctly to make it
impossible (or too tedious) to prove that it's not right in at least some
meager way. It just depends on whether or not the orbit of whatever planet
they're operating from intersects with earth and reality. Now don't get me
wrong, I like marketers (they're fun to watch) and we definitely need them
because there are people out there (potential customers) that only understand
that certain brand of alternate reality that only a true marketer can deliver.
You just have to take whatever they say with a grain of salt (and maybe a
margarita or two).

-Warren ;)


"Mario Charest" <mcharest@zinformatic.com> wrote in message
news:8tffh1$o0e$2@inn.qnx.com...
| Take from the qnx.public.news and move here (since I'm bitching)
|
| "Debbie Kane" <debbie@qnx.com> wrote in message
| news:8sn8i3$2qk$1@nntp.qnx.com...
| > QNX® Realtime Platform Powers New 3Com® Internet Appliance
| >
| > OTTAWA, October 17, 2000 - With its launch of AudreyTM, a new kind of
| > Internet appliance for the home, 3Com today confirmed QNX's status as a
| >
| [cut]
| > Audrey joins a growing roster of commercially available QNX-based web
| > appliances now available in the United States, Canada, France, Germany,
| > Scandinavia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and other countries worldwide.
| > "QNX is providing 3Com with a market-proven platform for bringing the
| > Internet into the home," said Bergsma. "What's more, 3Com can stay one
| step
| > ahead of rapid changes on the Internet by leveraging QNX's growing
| portfolio
| > of multimedia technologies -
|
| Woo, that sounds like bull to me, "stay one step ahead of rapid changes on
| Internet"...
| You gotta be kidding right? No HTML 4.0, no MPEG4, no streaming, etc.....
|
| > not to mention the thousands of developers
| > familiar with QNX's industry-standard tools and APIs."
| >
|
| Hum, thats sound like a lie to me.
|
| Oh well, I think that's what marketing is all about ;-)
|
|
|
|
|

Bill Caroselli

Re: Gigabit network card

Post by Bill Caroselli » Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:53 pm

Will all do respect, that crap!

Lots of LAN intensive applications are looking at this. This is state of
the art and the absolute next step in networking. Why should someone have
to pay for custom engineering? If if they do, does everyone else get to use
that driver for free? If so, that's not fair to whoever paid for the custom
engineering. If not, how many people do you want to pay for the exact same
software?

Off Subject:

There is an adage that says that the cost of a project will rise to meet the
amount of funds available. I would have thought that 100 Mbps would be hard
to consume. (Didn't Bill Gates once say "No one will EVER NEED more than
640 KB of RAM!") But once that kind of bandwidth exists, it gets consumed.
Now people want 1 Gbps. How often do we have to hear that QNX doesn't
support that? It makes it real hard to love QNX, which I do. A better
answer would have been, "We're looking into that now." And then, actually
start working on it.

I have worked on many projects where devcelopment was driven by marketing
folks (the kiss off death). Often times someone's decision to buy one
product over another isn't based on which one is best, because they don't
actually know. But thay have to make a decision based on how many
checkmarks there are on the page, regardless of weather or no they represent
required features.

P.S. I decided to cross post this from 'newuser' to 'advocacy'. This thread
should continue there.

--
Bill Caroselli -- 1(626) 824-7983
Q-TPS Consulting
QTPS@EarthLink.net


"Hardware Support Account" <hw@qnx.com> wrote in message
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There are no gigabit network drivers right now but if you're interested,
you can contact your sales representative for information on custom
engineering.

Regards,
Dave B.



Carlos Beltran wrote:

Hi,

I am a newcomer in QNX world. I am participating in the construction of
a
robotics setup. We intent to use QNX but we also wanted to use a Gigabit
network with various computers using QNX. I have checked the supported
hardware for QNX and there aren't gigabit network cards supported. Does
anyone know any gigabit network card that has the drivers for QNX???

Thank you in advance.

Carlos Beltran



Guest

Re: nfsd and portmap

Post by Guest » Sat Oct 26, 2002 5:53 am

eric@qnx.com sed in <apcagn$456$1@nntp.qnx.com>
per-institution basis. For information, contact education@qnx.com.
The BIG problem is that these facts aren't at all clear from the
website; oh so occasionally QSSL says "contact your sales rep"
which may or may not include NDA (I don't know) about
the licence strategies, price...

If ex.price is determined "case by case" basis and you'll never know
beforehand ex.how much it costs people will just turn around and go to
other vendors having more open and clear policies.

Those who bitch QSSL for explanation is those who prefer QNX;
those having less incentive will simply turn away.

--
kabe

Chris McKillop

Re: nfsd and portmap

Post by Chris McKillop » Sat Oct 26, 2002 6:18 am

kabe@sra-tohoku.co.jp wrote:
eric@qnx.com sed in <apcagn$456$1@nntp.qnx.com

per-institution basis. For information, contact education@qnx.com.

The BIG problem is that these facts aren't at all clear from the
website; oh so occasionally QSSL says "contact your sales rep"
which may or may not include NDA (I don't know) about
the licence strategies, price...
Well, the "contact your sales rep" line comes from the fact that it isn't
generally a good idea for engineers to comment on delivery/ship dates or
on pricing or ... that are the realm of sales. I know I wouldn't be too
impressed if a guy in sales started to make comments about my code that
where not accurate. ;)

Just to be clear here - the educational program provides QNX for *free* to
the qualifying groups. This is actually how I got hired @ QNX. I was
involved in a project at the University of Waterloo called WARG. We built
autonomous robots and used QNX4. http://ece.uwaterloo.ca/~warg/. They
are already in the new program for QNX6 and are bringing up a PowerPC based
board for a new rev. of the system.

chris

--
Chris McKillop <cdm@qnx.com> "The faster I go, the behinder I get."
Software Engineer, QSSL -- Lewis Carroll --
http://qnx.wox.org/

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