NI has developed a new real-time OS (RTOS) based on Linux. Intended for embedded systems, it offers real-time performance with the approachability and usability of a desktop OS. The RTOS is on the new generation of CompactRIO controllers and is fully supported by the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. Through years of R&D development, the work of the open-source community, and partner contributions, this new RTOS was designed specifically for reliable and deterministic operation in long-term deployments while offering security improvements and increased resiliency to application crashes. The extensive Linux ecosystem of applications and enhanced C/C++ support can help augment and/or accelerate embedded designs when using targets that support this OS.