Novell to launch quick-response Linux

Now this is very interesting indeed. Novell is looking to some fascinating new areas for growth, perhaps even the financial sector?

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.
Novell plans to announce the product at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on Oct. 9, said Justin Steinman, Novell’s director of marketing for Linux and open-platform solutions. Novell will share the stage with Concurrent Computer, which did much of the engineering work behind the real-time version that Novell will market, he added…. Source: Cnet

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