A workstation-class PC with at least the following:
• 1 GHz processor
• 1 GB of RAM (512 MB will work but tends to be slow)
• 10 GB available disk space
• Network port
• RS-232 serial port (USB to serial converter is OK)
Linux installed on the PC in one of these configurations:
• The only operating system
• Dual boot with Windows (select OS at boot time)
• Virtual machine running under VirtualBox
If you have a favorite Linux distribution like Ubuntu, feel free to use that. If not, we currently recommend Fedora 14. This recommendation may change in the future. Go to www.intellimetrix.us/gogotraining for the current recommendation.
Embedded Linux Learning Kit - Many of the course exercises are based on a typical embedded computer board to give you hands-on experience in building and testing software in a cross-development environment. Specifically, you will need the Embedded Linux learning Kit from Intellimetrix. The kit is available to GogoTraining students at a substantial discount - $169 + Shipping ($12 in the US and $29 for international shipment). You may purchase the kit directly from GogoTraining by contacting us at 1.877.546.4446 or firstname.lastname@example.org or directly from Intellimetrix at http://www.intellimetrix.us/EmbeddedLinuxKit.htm. The kit includes a CD with sample software for the course exercises.