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Linux for Makers, 1st Edition by Aaron Newcomb

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Appendix A. Linux Background

This appendix will cover the history of the Linux operating system, as well as some general questions that often come up when Makers start considering using Linux in their projects. Linux is used all over the world on many different platforms. For businesses, it’s the most preferred operating system for running complex transactions in their data centers. It is also used as the base operating system in all Android phones, making it the most used operating system in the world today. In addition, Linux is used in embedded devices like network routers, point-of-sale terminals, medical devices, set-top boxes, and digital TVs. Of course, Makers use it all the time as the operating system for SBCs like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone ...

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