Introduction to GNU/Linux and Free Software

This presentation lists the main strengths of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions for embedded systems, as well as their weaknesses. It can help in considering all pros and cons when making a decision between a FOSS operating system and a proprietary one.

Caution: the below document is not actively maintained any more. Therefore, it is likely to contain obsolete parts.

This document was used in our training sessions. It is available under the Creative Commons BY-SA license (see details and other documents).

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