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An introduction to Embedded Linux, BeagleBoard & its Linux kernel port

Mar 23, 2011, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Masters)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"While popular, many enthusiasts find these devices inaccessible from a development viewpoint, being content to try some well-tested 'alternative' firmware in their home router (such as DD-WRT or OpenWRT) but not really feeling empowered to build their own embedded Linux devices or get involved with embedded kernel development. After all, building such a device from scratch is outside of the resources available to or capability of most enthusiasts. Few of us have access to the software and tools required to make complex multi-layered circuit boards, even if we do have the necessary understanding to put it all together. In addition, because consumer electronics hardware is not generally intended to be modified by consumers, many people don't want to risk 'bricking' their expensive gadgets in the process of learning more about how they work, or to enhance their design."

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