"Novell plans an October launch for its Suse Linux Enterprise
Real-Time product, an operating system geared for Wall Street
traders and others who watch every microsecond of the clock.
"Real-time operating systems can respond to external events
within a guaranteed time frame, a feature that mainstream business
computing doesn't generally require but that's necessary for some
areas, such as aircraft radar. But in a move that indicates the
flexibility of Linux, Novell plans to begin selling the real-time
variant of the open-source operating system next month..."