Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Porting the Linux kernel

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Jon Masters , Senior Software Engineer , Red Hat Software - jonathan jonmasters org


Jonathan reprises his recent talk at LinuxWorld Expo UK


Session from LinuxWorld Expo UK, Oct 2006: Have you ever wondered how Linux is able to run on everything from your laptop to your PDA or even your cellphone? As a highly portable modern OS, Linux has been ported to more platforms than any other Operating System in history. In this class, you'll learn how Linux has been designed internally with portability in mind, how developers get the kernel up and running on a new system and gain some insight into the kernel development process.

Meeting Notes


  1. LinuxWorld Expo UK - Jon's seminar
  2. YouTube playlist of meeting (9 parts)
  3. Jon's slides from his talk (PDF)
  4. Jon Masters' home page


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