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Five mysteries in Embedded Linux

Once you start out in embedded linux, there is a lot to do. Some things are obvious, some less so. First and foremost, you can put your knowledge of using Linux on the desktop to good use, right? This approach feels like a natural progression, but it has its pitfalls - some of which this talk aims to help you understand and ultimately avoid.

Building and developing an embedded linux system sometimes feels like magic. It's all open source, right? You can just grab the code and make it do your bidding!

But just like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice in the poem, you might find yourself struggling with the spirits that you just called, like What a “Distribution” is, and why is it important that you know Why package management is so different Where configuration happens, and where not When to update, and what

This talks covers five of the most common misconceptions that beginners have when they cast their first spells in embedded linux, not only to avoid them backfiring - but to actually harness the power.


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