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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best On Embedded Linux
I rank Doug's book as one of the best on the topic of Embedded Linux development. It is nice to see this book updated as the last edition had become very stale (with respect to available tools). This book brings the topic up-to-date for those new to embedded Linux development (as I am). You should be aware that this book is best read with The E.L.L.K. (Search your...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition formatting is pathetic
The shell commands included in the text are horribly formatted. For someone not extremely versed in how Linux shell commands work this would be impossible to follow. For example:

cp /media/"UDF Volume"
2/arm-linux-gcc-4.3.2.tgz.

Where 2 is actually a footnote. The text should read as follows:

cp /media/"UDF...
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition formatting is pathetic, June 3, 2013
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The shell commands included in the text are horribly formatted. For someone not extremely versed in how Linux shell commands work this would be impossible to follow. For example:

cp /media/"UDF Volume"
2/arm-linux-gcc-4.3.2.tgz.

Where 2 is actually a footnote. The text should read as follows:

cp /media/"UDF Volume"/arm-linux-gcc-4.3.2.tgz .

That space before the final . is just a bit important. I shouldn't have to buy the dead-tree version (assuming it is correct there) to get accurate information. If you publish technical books, try editing the Kindle version before you publish it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best On Embedded Linux, December 23, 2012
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This review is from: Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications, Third Edition (Embedded Technology) (Paperback)
I rank Doug's book as one of the best on the topic of Embedded Linux development. It is nice to see this book updated as the last edition had become very stale (with respect to available tools). This book brings the topic up-to-date for those new to embedded Linux development (as I am). You should be aware that this book is best read with The E.L.L.K. (Search your favorite search engine for "Intellimetrix ELLK") or the FriedlyARM board found at andahammer (Again Search for "AndAHammer ARM"), or even Doug's courses offered at GoGo Training/San Diego State online courses where you even get a discount for the E.L.L.K through GoGo Training). Granted the preceding references are expensive for the hobbiest (as I am) they are so worth while I put my money where my mouth is and subscribe to Doug's courses on GoGo Training). Back to the book, there are introductions to software (installing Linux, Eclipse), hardware (the book is best used with the FriendlyARM board, but you can extrapolate), the development environment using Eclipse, debugging using GNU's GDB via the network, and device drivers both using the /proc virtual directory, and as a "real" software driver, kernel configuration, busybox, and more. If you re seeking and introduction to Embedded Linux using a specific set of instructions with examples, this is the book I found most useful. For a more general introduction into the topic, you may also want to consider Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach (2nd Edition). Christopher's book goes hand-in-hand with Doug's book (IMHO) by pealing the onion one more layer. Both books, however, are not in-depth enough to make you an expert, but I've found that I am well on my way to experimenting and learning the subject. Your mileage may vary :)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely written, but missing online content, December 22, 2012
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This review is from: Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications, Third Edition (Embedded Technology) (Paperback)
I just bought this book and I'm about a third of the way through it so far. I really like the author's writing style. A lot of technical books are formal and dry, but this book is casual and easy to read. The book goes through the normally painful process of setting up your development environment in great detail, which I greatly appreciate because I've tried setting up cross-chain development environments on my own and haven't had much luck. The book is a little vague in some parts, choosing to focus on the "how" rather than the "why." For instance, the book literally only has a single sentence on journaling file systems, mentioning that they tolerate power loss without corrupting the file system.

The reason I'm posting a review so early is because the chapter I'm on (chapter 5, page 72) wants you to go to the book's website to download some files, but the website only says "Online content is coming soon." So, until the author updates the website, I'm stuck! Hopefully the author fixes this soon...
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2.0 out of 5 stars the kindle version is terrible formatted., October 9, 2014
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if you want this book for some reason,buy the printed version.
The book is about an specific target board (mini2440) and miss the embedded Linux general topics (discard everything about protected memory on modern ARM boards). A good title but the realtime applications are not real present in the book (just a general brief). Notable how the Author doesn't like Windows at all and focus the book on Fedora Linux desktop in a notable percent of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, January 9, 2014
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Interesting insights, nothing too fancy. Good basic explanations of core concepts in embedded linux and embedded computer architecture. Worth a read if you don't know much about this stuff.
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