This is the year of Linux on the Desktop. Except it’s not quite ready yet.
Linux on the Desktop is a misapprehension. What we really meant is Linux on the Posix Desktop. Which isn’t quite ready yet.
Linux is rubbish on the Desktop. But it’s pretty damn good on supercomputers and fridges and stuff, and we can transfer all that Open Source goodness to the desktop! Except we’re not quite ready for it, yet.
Linux is a RTOS. Unless you want to redefine a RTOS as a Real Time Operating System. In which case, it isn’t.
But it has bits of RTOS in it! Several bits in a row! Just as long as you don’t run a non-RTOS component (such as X, audio, video, or HelloWorld), it’s a Real Time Operating System, baby!
Did anybody see that pig fly by?
Time to raise the goal posts.