"On its continuing march to the mainstream, Linux is now
approaching the frontier of real-time computing. Linux vendors last
week forged partnerships and rolled out products that move the
open-source operating system into new territory.
"TimeSys Corp. (Pittsburgh), a maker of embedded-Linux operating
systems and tools, announced that it has partnered with Motorola
Computer Group (Tempe, Ariz.) to deliver its Linux-based RTOS to a
new VMEbus single-board computer. Similarly, LynuxWorks Inc. (San
Jose, Calif.) today will launch a public beta testing program for
the latest version of its embedded-Linux operating system, based on
the Linux 2.6 kernel, which for the first time incorporates
real-time components. Those introductions followed on the heels of
a recent announcement by FSMLabs Inc. (Socorro, N.M.) that it is
plugging its real-time operating system into two high-speed
networks in hopes of moving Linux into a new breed of factory
automation and aerospace applications..."
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