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Responsive image In embedded systems, many peripherals are connected to the main processor with busses like I2C, SPI, and UART, which do not support enumeration. Therefore, when an embedded system uses an operating system, such as Linux, it is necessary to convey the hardware configuration of the system, i.e. all the information about the connected peripherals, to the OS in a standard form. The most common way to do this in Linux is to use a device tree.

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Responsive image What happens when a file gets executed in Linux? What does it mean that a file is executable? Can we only execute compiled binaries? What about shell scripts then? If I can execute shell scripts, what else can I execute? In this article we will try to answer those questions.

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Responsive image The Allwinner ARM processors are very popular in a large number of hobbyists development boards, and more and more widely used in embedded products. Support for those processors was initiated in the official Linux kernel by Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons) engineer Maxime Ripard in 2012, and has since then been improved up to the point where actual Allwinner-based products are being shipped with the official Linux kernel.

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Responsive image An anonymous donor has pledged to donate up to $1,000,000 over the next two years, some of which will be matching funds. The GNOME Foundation is grateful for this donation and plans on using these funds to increase staff to streamline operations and to grow its support of the GNOME Project and the surrounding ecosystem.

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