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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

Cynic_999 Silver badge

I would have thought that such a specialised application would be best built from scratch rather than running under a general-purpose OS. By all means use off-the-shelf PC motherboard and components, but boot straight into your bespoke code. GUI controls and other stuff that is not time critical can be implemented on a completely different machine running any standard OS, and the raw directives & variables fed to the custom machine via a link (e.g. another LAN port, USB, infrared, even serial etc.)

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