5/8/2002 - Driven by the interest of embedded developers to use Linux in embedded systems, the question of whether and how Linux can be adapted to satisfy the requirements of real-time application demands continues to gain increased attention. As a UNIX derivative, Linux was not conceived to be a real-time operating system (RTOS), but implements what is referred to as a "fair" scheduling model. While real-time requirements vary by application, VDC expects that real-time solutions for Linux will accelerate the broad adoption of Linux in embedded designs.
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