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Old 07-23-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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which distro for embedded programming??

I'm looking to get into Linux programming particularly doing embedded applications, maybe even get involved with the open source community. So I'm going to convert my laptop to a dual boot system (Windoze as primary, and Linux as the secondary). There are a lot of choices out there for Linux (Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc). Any suggestions on which Linux to choose??? Is there any one that's better than the other (my gut says No, at least at the low level because they all use the same kernel). My only requirement is that it must be one that is updated every now and then.

I'm leaning towards Ubuntu because 1) I found a tutorial on the web that has shows how to make a dual boot system with it and 2) its updated every 6 months.

But I am open to other suggestions.
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Take a look at my "getting started" link below. Any of the top distros is going to be OK for what you are doing.
Old 07-23-2007, 01:38 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by pixellany
Any of the top distros is going to be OK for what you are doing.
Please forgive my ignorance (I'm very new to Linux)....what are the "top" distros????
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Go take a look at distrowatch It has reviews of just about every distribution, and a list on the side saying which are the most popular on their site. Another good resource if you're not sure about where to start is the distro chooser website. It will give you some recommendations based on your answers about what you're looking for.

Ubuntu's a good one to start with though (it's what I used when I started learning linux).


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