Simtec Products and Linux Introduction

Linux project tux pengin logoSimtec have an ongoing commitment to providing Linux support for our products. This includes providing kernels for all our evaluation boards as well as drivers for our system components where appropriate.

Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Linux.org have more details about the operating system that is causing a revolution in the world of computers.

Linux is suitable for a wide range of devices from small watch sized PDAs to distributed multiprocessor servers. Due to its open source development model it is robust and fully featured and suitable for most uses. Using Linux means applications and data are portable avoiding the potential issue of hardware obselescence. Last but by no means least it is royalty free!

ARM Linux is a port of linux to the ARM processor based machines. It is maintained by Russell King with contributions from Simtec and others.

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