Open software projects are under constant development. For anyone new to open software, it can be a challenge to know where and how to get started. There are many setup issues and tricks for many community projects, and information can be scattered across the Internet. As a basic introductory guide, Open Software Stack for the Intel® Atom™ Processor brings together an 8-chapter narrative that walks the stack from firmware, to operating system, to application development. The book is targeted for those new to open software development or have been using closed solutions. Whether you are building a custom board or using off-the-shelf hardware, the book discusses the different open software solutions available for the Intel® Atom™ processor. For a dynamic learning experience, there are 23 hands-on exercises that help you set up a development machine to build the software for firmware, Linux distributions, and applications.