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LinuxDevices: Developing Embedded Linux Systems With Graphical Tools

Aug 12, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Von Hagen)

"One of the most significant aspects of the power and flexibility of Linux is the fact that it is a true multi-tasking operating system, not merely a complex program loader linked with a single application. This enables embedded Linux applications to display greater flexibility and responsiveness to a variety of conditions than the simpler execution environments provided by traditional, proprietary embedded operating systems.

"This white paper begins with overviews of the filesystems used during the boot process on most embedded Linux systems, the Linux system startup process, and the relationships between the two.

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