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Embedded Linux by John Lombardo

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Embedded Linux Toolkits

Porting Linux to a new hardware platform can be a daunting task. Fortunately, several embedded Linux toolkits are designed to simplify the job of building the binary that runs your device. Some toolkits, such as Lineo’s Embedix and Monte Vista’s Hard Hat Linux, are broadly focused, and are able to work on many processors for lots of different applications. Others are from smaller companies and focus on narrower processor sets and more limited application ranges. Still others, such as PeeWeeLinux, are not products distributed by companies, but rather projects built by a set of like-minded hackers in the traditional Open Source model.

Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking for an embedded Linux toolkit: ...

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