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Chapter 3. The Tools of the Trade > A Complete Assembly Development System

3.9. A Complete Assembly Development System

Now that you know all the pieces needed for an assembly language development environment, it's time to put them all together. One of the best environments for using GNU utilities is the Linux operating system. Many freely available Linux distributions contain all of the GNU utilities presented in this chapter already installed. This section describes some of the basics of the Linux system, along with the GNU utilities necessary for creating an assembly language development environment.

3.9.1. The basics of Linux

If you are new to the Linux environment, you may need some background information before trying out a Linux distribution. When people talk about the Linux operating system, they are really talking about an entire suite of programs, not all of them necessarily related to Linux. The key to building a Linux system is understanding the components that comprise the system, and knowing where and how to get them.


  

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