Chapter 3

Introducing Linux

There are two major products to come out of Berkeley:

LSD and Unix. We don’t believe this to be a coincidence

Jeremy S. Anderson

For those who may be new to Unix-style OSs, this chapter provides an introduction to some of the salient features of Linux, especially of interest to embedded developers. This is by no means a thorough introduction, and there are many books available that delve into these topics in much greater detail.

Feel free to skim, or skip this chapter entirely, if you are already comfortable with Unix and Linux concepts.

Running Linux—KDE

Boot up your Linux machine and log in as your normal user. If you’re running the KDE on Fedora 14, you’ll see the screen shown in Figure 3.1. Unless you’re running ...

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