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Linux Firms Say The Software Is Ready For Real-Time Applications

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With a fast-growing presence in everything from servers to cell phones, the Linux operating system appears ready for prime time. But is it ready for real time?

Linux first became a hit on servers and is now moving to all sorts of gadgets, including cell phones and home networking gear.

It's less popular in hard real-time settings, in which the device is expected to perform certain tasks at specific intervals without fail. Two examples: auto engine electronics and missile guidance systems.

Linux will eventually have solid real-time features, Bruggeman says. But MontaVista is taking the wrong approach by using nonstandard code to do the job, he says.

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