SDKs for Linux

Linux Intro

  • Linux is a generic term referring to Unix-like computer operating systems based on the Linux kernel.
  • Linux can be installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging
    • from embedded devices such as mobile phones, smartphones
    • to mainframes and supercomputers.
  • Linux is predominantly known for its use in servers; in 2007 Linux's overall share of the server market was estimated at 12.7%, while a 2008 estimate suggested that 60% of all web servers ran Linux.
  • Several operating systems on mobile devices are based on a Linux Kernel:
    • Android
    • Limo
    • (Moblin + Maemo) → MeeGO
    • Openmoko
    • Bada
    • Web OS
    • Tizen
    • Ubuntu Mobile
  • The primary difference between Linux and many other popular operating systems is that the Linux kernel and other components are free and open source software.



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