The Yocto* Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools, and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products. The Yocto* Project uses a build system based on the Poky project to construct complete Linux images. Intel® System Studio 2015 provides the integration layer support for the Yocto* Project Build system. With the integration layer support, you can use Intel® C++ compiler as a secondary tool chain for your project and application build.
Out of many cool things you could do with the Intel® Galileo development board is to use it as a wireless access point. Actually, I'm writing this blog connected to the internet via a Intel® Galileo powered access point.