Chapter 1. Introduction


In this chapter

  • Why Linux? page 2

  • Embedded Linux Today page 3

  • Open Source and the GPL page 3

  • Standards and Relevant Bodies page 5

  • Chapter Summary page 7

The move away from proprietary operating systems is causing quite a stir in the corporate boardrooms of many traditional embedded operating system (OS) companies. For many well-founded reasons, Linux is being adopted as the operating system in many products beyond its traditional stronghold in server applications. Examples of these embedded systems include cellular phones, DVD players, video games, digital cameras, network switches, and wireless networking gear. It is quite possible that Linux is already in your home or your automobile.



Embedded Linux Primer(c) A Practical Real-World Approach
Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach
ISBN: 0131679848
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 167

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