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LinuxDevices.com: John Lombardo's Embedded Linux (Book Review)

Aug 11, 2001, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)
"I first heard about Embedded Linux last summer at an embedded Internet workshop. I was standing near the Embedded Linux Consortium's exhibit area, when John Lombardo introduced himself to me and asked if I had any suggestions for small off-the-shelf x86 systems that could be used as the basis of a Linux-based home router appliance he was developing. After I showed him a small box at Lineo's booth and told him about some set-top-box platforms made by GCT-Allwell, he explained that he was working on the world's first book about Embedded Linux, and that it was slated to be published in July, 2001. "Great idea!" I exclaimed.

Well here we are, twelve months later, and Lombardo's Embedded Linux (ISBN: 073570998X; published by New Riders) is real! In contrast to the inevitable lateness of software releases, Lombardo's book seems to have hit the shelves of bookstores right on schedule. As far as I know, it's the first -- and, at the time of this writing, the only -- book published on this timely subject, thrusting it very much into the spotlight and making it a "must read" for all developers (and many others) interested in exploring the subject of embedding Linux.

Embedded Linux covers a lot of territory. There are four main sections, on software, hardware, application development, and supplementary references, which are further organized into ten chapters and four appendices."

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