Linux kernel LTSI
Linux kernel LTSI is an open source collaborative project started and hosted by The Linux Foundation in order to create and maintain a basic Linux kernel package that can be used in various consumer electronic products.
The LTSI Linux kernel has been created by some of the most important electronic manufactures in the world, including Sony, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Hitachi, NEC, Qualcomm Atheros, Samsung Electronics, Renesas Electronics Corporation, and Toshiba
The heart of every GNU/Linux distribution
Linux Kernel is the most essential part of a GNU/Linux operating system, the heart of every distribution, responsible for resource allocation, security, low-level hardware interfaces, basic file system management, as well as simple communications.
Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It was written from scratch by Linus Torvalds, an American-Finnish hacker, with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Internet.
Supported on a wide range of hardware platforms
While it was initially engineered to work only with 386/486-based computers, the Linux kernel is now supported on a wide range of hardware platforms, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.
Linux kernel provides very powerful features, among which we can mention true multitasking, shared libraries, multistack networking, demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management, as well as virtual memory.
The most essential component of a GNU/Linux operating system
We said it once and we say it again: Linux kernel is he most essential component of a GNU/Linux operating system. Without it, the entire system, which comprises of libraries, applications, etc., is completely useless.
When creating a device powered by Linux kernel, it is very important to know how to correctly optimize it for that device, be it a phone, tablet or a smart TV, in order to make it support certain hardware components and functions.