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Novell to launch quick-response Linux

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"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."

Sweet, this real time Linux stuff is really taking off! And look what one unnamed investment bank told Novell:

"For each thousandth of a second that its trading software can act faster than competitors' software, the company would see $100 million a year in new revenue."

THAT is some good potential right there. If Novell can get this real-time down, I think many companies will be looking towards Linux for enterprise real-time solutions.

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posted by linnerd40, Wednesday, September 20, 2006


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