Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) is a variant of the GNU C Library (GLIBC) which is designed to work well on embedded systems. It strives to be source- and binary-compatible with GLIBC. EGLIBC's goals include a reduced footprint, configurable components, and better support for cross-compilation and cross-testing.
iPXE is a network boot firmware. It provides a full PXE implementation enhanced with additional features such as the ability to boot from a Web server using HTTP, and the ability to boot from a SAN using iSCSI, AoE, SRP, or FCoE. It supports a wide variety of network devices, including wireless and Infiniband networks. iPXE is an effective replacement for gPXE.
RT-Thread RTOS is a real-time operating system for 16-bit to 32-bit microcontrollers, with components which include a hard real-time kernel, a command line shell, a device virtual file system, and a graphic user interface. RT-Thread/GUI is a graphic user interface integrated with RT-Thread. It provides a multi-window, multi-thread graphic user interface. Rich widgets are implemented in RT-Thread/GUI, such as label, button, checkbox, textbox, etc. The typical RAM usage of RT-Thread/GUI is less than 20kB RAM.
Exolu is a separation of the Linux kernel into two parts: an exokernel and a library. The exokernel consists only of the implementations for basic hardware resource access and drivers, but no abstractions. The library implements the abstractions and interfaces that are used by programs to interact with the kernel.
jumpstart is a performance hack for Linux/x86 that runs an application with shared libraries already loaded. The executable file is started, then stopped after the runtime loader has mapped the shared libraries, but before any application code has run. Then the process acts as a server, reading command line arguments and environment via a named pipe, and executing the task in a fork()ed child.
amforth is an extendible command interpreter for the Atmel AVR ATmega microcontroller family. It has a turnkey feature for embedded use as well. It does not depend on a host application. The command language is an almost compatible ANS94 forth with extensions. It needs less than 8KB code memory for the base system. It is written in assembly language and forth itself.
John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. It supports several crypt(3) password hash types commonly found on Unix systems, as well as Windows LM hashes. On top of this, lots of other hashes and ciphers are added in the community-enhanced version (-jumbo), and some are added in John the Ripper Pro.