Utilizing the Linux OS to develop software for other platforms. Tools for requirements, design, cross-compilering, configuration management, debugging and testing are utilized Other development tools are created with scripts, coding, processes and other artifacts to help integrate the system development. tool chain. About Linux: Linux (Listeni/ˈlɪnəks/ LIN-əks or /ˈliːnʊks/ LEE-nuuks) is a Unix-like and POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The main form of distribution are Linux distributions. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on 5 October 1991, by Linus Torvalds. Because it considers Linux to be a variant of the GNU operating system, initiated in 1983 by Richard Stallman, the Free Software Foundation prefers the name GNU/Linux when referring to the operating system as a whole (see GNU/Linux naming controversy).