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ZDNet UK: Real-time Responses for Linux Possible, But Unwanted

Oct 12, 2004, 16:45 (7 Talkback[s])
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"MontaVista Software has begun work to endow Linux with a feature currently possessed only by proprietary rivals: a guaranteed fast response time useful in everything from automotive control computers to video players.

"The Californian start-up focuses on embedded computing devices such as DVD players and telecommunications equipment. But the company hasn't been able to bring Linux to a significant part of the embedded market, devices requiring a 'hard real time' operating system that can assure a response within a specific and short span of time..."

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