Subject: Re: Real Time O.S vs 'conventional' one.
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 10/26/2005 13:37:37
On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Zafer Aydogan wrote:

>>> I have embedded boards which I want to use as acess points for WLAN
>>> infrastructure.
>>> The choice is between NetBSD and Real Time Linux.
>>> What I am wondering about is if there is any advantage using real
>>> time O.S on wireless enviroment.
> That depends. If you want to run a business, then you don't want to run
> NetBSD at all, at least not right now, because it is buggy and under heavy
> development. If it is just for your home environment, you can give it a try.

 	Tell that to the bank of 4GB amd64 4000+ boxes in the server room
 	behind me running a mixture of postgres, tomcat, and perl apps.

 	There are some applications where one of NetBSD or Linux is clearly
 	a better choice, and many more where both will work fine.

 	Certainly there is a lot of embedded development happening on
 	NetBSD at the moment, but that is why it has release and
 	development branches :)

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --