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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Changing the operating system

Now that you have your system all up and working, you're going to do something that seems a bit counterintuitive; instead of using the system you've got, you're going to install a new operating system on card so your board will boot and run this different operating system. The reason will become clear in the next section.

Prepare for lift off

The default operating system on the internal memory is a version of Linux called Ångström. Now Linux, unlike Windows, Android or iOS, is not tightly controlled by a single company. It is a group effort, mostly open source, and while it is available for free, it grows and develops a bit more chaotically.

Thus a number of "distributions" have emerged, each built on a similar kernel, ...

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