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Kernel Space: The Enterprise Real-Time Feud

Dec 12, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"At the end of November, LWN posted a pointer to Novell's announcement for its SUSE Linux Enterprise Realtime offering. The resulting comments were surprisingly negative. Some readers took exception to the language of the release--though it really is just the standard tortured English which is seemingly required for press releases. But others question the need for realtime response in 'enterprise' settings. Anybody who is still wondering about the value of that product will be doubly confused now that Red Hat has announced a realtime distribution service of its own. Clearly somebody sees a need for deterministic response in big corporate deployments.

"What's going on here is that corporate operations are, increasingly, being run by automated systems..."

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