Chapter 1. Introduction

In this chapter, you will be presented with the advantages of Linux and open source development. There will be examples of systems running embedded Linux, which a vast number of embedded hardware platforms support. After this, you will be introduced to the architecture and development environment of an embedded Linux system, and, in the end, the Yocto Project, where its Poky build system's properties and purposes are summarized.

Advantages of Linux and open source systems

Most of the information available in this book, and the examples presented as exercises, have one thing in common: the fact that they are freely available for anyone to access. This book tries to offer guidance to you on how to interact with existing and ...

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