From MiRC - Michigan Robotics Club
- LinuxPPS GPS time PPS synchronization, which should be in the kernel by now.
- Linux supports the CAN Bus with Socket-CAN in the 2.6.31 kernel now.
Linux offers a wide variety Open Source software tools for robotics development, including cross compilers (ARM, AVR, H8300, M68HC1X, Z80, ...) including the Small Device C Compiler.
Windows software, if there's no Linux port available, can easily be run under the following methods:
- Java based applications
- Wine (Windows Emulation)
- VirtualBox or VmWare running Windows
To find pre-packaged software on Debian/Ubuntu, use "apt-cache search" and on Fedora/Redhat/SuSE use "yum search".