Open Desktop Workstation

Erwin Rol mailinglists at
Wed Aug 24 13:00:22 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 14:38 +0200, Karel Gardas wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Erwin Rol wrote:
> > I know this is blasphemy but why RTEMS ?
> Perhaps because of "customer request"?

Well it could have been a "we want RTEMS, because ..." kind of "customer
request" :-)

> > It seems like a "big" system for a embedded OS like RTEMS. If realtime 
> > behavior is needed something like RTAI might do the trick, especially 
> > since Linux already seems to run fine on the hardware.
> True, but do you know any cheaper PowerPC-based hardware platform which 
> might serve as a RTEMS/PowerPC starting point? I have spent some time 
> searching around and found nothing.

Hmm i have no idea what the mentioned hardware cost, so i can't answer
that question. But apple's mac mini is about 500USD which isn't that
expensive, when you want a general PowerPC. 

> Thanks for any tip!
> Karel
> --
> Karel Gardas                  kgardas at
> ObjectSecurity Ltd. 

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