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Old 03-05-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
kamran ali
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Question switching to linux


hello everyone,

i want to post a simple question.

i have done a lot of programming in c, c++, and on wince 5.0 platform... and now i want to learn linux as it is the next big thing ...for the known reasons..


1) where to start linux.
2)which version to use?
3)i want to use linux embedded...so what thing should i know before hand.


thanks in advance...

kamran ali
 
Old 03-05-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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hello everyone,

i want to post a simple question.

i have done a lot of programming in c, c++, and on wince 5.0 platform... and now i want to learn linux as it is the next big thing ...for the known reasons..


1) where to start linux.
2)which version to use?
3)i want to use linux embedded...so what thing should i know before hand.


thanks in advance...

kamran ali
Try Ubuntu or Mint.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!!

The typical advice is to start with anything in the top ten or so on the "hit list" at http://distrowatch.com

As for embedded Linux, we would need more detail on what you want to do---what kind of device, etc.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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hello everyone,

i want to post a simple question.

i have done a lot of programming in c, c++, and on wince 5.0 platform... and now i want to learn linux as it is the next big thing ...for the known reasons..


1) where to start linux.
2)which version to use?
3)i want to use linux embedded...so what thing should i know before hand.


thanks in advance...

kamran ali
Welcome to LQ.
google is your friend.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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3)i want to use linux embedded...so what thing should i know before hand.
Unless you have some severe and unusual lack of available hardware, you should temporarily set aside the goal of Linux embedded and first learn a fair amount about Linux as a desktop system.

The best path to learning how to program for an embedded Linux system is to first learn how to program for a desktop Linux system.

Even when you are programming for an embedded Linux system, it is best to use a desktop Linux system as a development platform.

I like Mepis best as a desktop Linux distribution. Ubuntu is much more popular and I think nearly as good (and very similar).
 
Old 03-05-2010, 02:15 PM   #6
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thank you all for the support...here are more inputs from my side.

1)i have worked on BSP and device driver development for wince 5.0...for 2 years.

2)i have used arm7tdmi board for deployment and running OS.

3)please tell me the linux os ....as ubuntu is not working (my laptop is 64 bit).?

4)plz tell me a book which can help me understanding the arch of linux as an OS.

thanks a lot again to all of you...


kamran ali
 
Old 03-05-2010, 02:15 PM   #7
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for embedded look into busybox.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #8
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4)plz tell me a book which can help me understanding the arch of linux as an OS.
I think that going through the tutorials offered by this forum would be a good starting point. Rute,is also a good place to start,while it may be somewhat out of date in some areas it still offers an excellent grounding in the basics.
 
  


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