Core book

The Core book gives a gentle introduction to Core, its concepts, and how it functions.

You can download and share the PDF for free, under the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

We also offer the dead tree edition for sale. You can also request it at your local bookstore, under the ISBN 978-952-93-3391-2.

Here's what the back cover says:

Your DVD player doesn't need to print. Your thermostat doesn't need to browse the web. The Core project is here to provide you a base to build on, one that includes nothing unnecessary.

From digital signage to custom household appliances, from virtual machines to small Android install images, building it your way has never been more convenient.

You have complete control over what is included, what hardware is supported, with nothing extra and no bloat. Add just what you require instead of removing what you don't need.

This book covers Core from start to finish. The concepts are explained in detail, from usage details to internals, ending up with several example projects. A stand-alone RDP client in 17 megabytes? You got it.