Novell, Concurrent Create Real-Time SUSE Linux Variant

Commercial Linux distributor Novell and real-time operating system expert Concurrent Computer have been quietly working on a real-time variant of the SUSE Linux distribution. Appropriately enough, according to Novell sources, this will be called SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 when it is announced on October 9, but everyone in the SUSE community will probably end up calling it SLERT 10.

With SUSE 9, Novell and IBM co-created a variant of SUSE Linux for retail point of sale gear such as cash registers and kiosks, called SUSE Linux Enterprise Retail Point of Service, or SLERPS. (Hey, at least you can pronounce these Novell acronyms.) Presumably SLES 10 will spawn a SLERPS 10 variant at some point.