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Meaning of Real Time Operating System

So basically, that's the question, what is meant by a Real Time Operating System? and what OS's are Real Time? and more to that, why have a Real Time and, I assume, a Not-Real Time OS?


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  • boborrob Journeyman 148 posts since
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    Jun 30, 2014 1:34 AM (in response to Riley)
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    Well to simplify things, RTOS's handle data, and requests as they happen or "real time"., they are typically very fast and have almost zero buffer delays. Even if there are several application running at the same time, with many different requests, the OS would be able to handle all of them creating the illussion of everything being real time.

    Some of the best known, most widely deployed, real-time operating systems are LynxOS, OSE, QNX, RTLinux among other things.

    The wikipedia page on Real Time Operating Systems is has a lot of information, specially on the technical side.

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