Linux is the most commonly used open-source operating system (OS). Linux is modeled after Unix and provides built-in drivers that support a vast array of devices, including devices found on Intel® SoC FPGA boards.
Intel provides an SoC FPGA Linux* kernel that is based on the Linux kernel from kernel.org together with other additions, such as board support packages and drivers.
Intel is a core member of the Linux Foundation and contributes to many Linux open-source projects. Intel is a strong Linux community participant and supporter. The Intel Linux development website, RocketBoards.org, provides getting started help, design examples, documentation, and community forums to share ideas and collaborate.
Use the following links to learn how to use Linux on Intel SoC FPGAs. For first time users, it is recommended to follow the resources linearly.