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Linux* Kernel

The Linux Kernel Project is one of the leading projects in the world, touching every aspect of the computing system including advance processor, peripheral and system capabilities that ensure operating system vendors, system builders, independent software vendors, OEMs, ODMs have the latest In Intel® Architecture optimizations.

Description

This Project Provides: Operating system source code

The Value of the Linux* Kernel Project

The Linux Kernel Project is one of the leading projects in the world, touching every aspect of the computing system including advanced processor, peripheral and system capabilities that ensure operating system vendors, system builders, independent software vendors, OEMs, ODMs have the latest In Intel® Architecture optimizations.

Who It’s For

Major operating system vendors rely on this project including Microsoft, Google, Red Hat, SuSE, Canonical as well as systems integrators and original device manufacturers building customized system solutions around the world

Project Specifics

This project is written in the C and Assembly programming languages. The Linux kernel is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)

Intel Involvement

With the first Linux systems built upon its products, Intel has consistantly been one of the top contributors to this open source community since 1999.

The Linux kernel is optimized through strong engineering commitment for Intel® Quark™ Technologies, Intel® Atom™ processors, Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon® Phi processors.

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