These instructions will allow you to start a serial console on your Intel Galileo board using Linux. The instructions assume an ubuntu/debian release and use apt-get for software installation, so if you're using another distribution, substitute apt-get with the relevant package management command for your system.
Intel SBA Integration Guide [98 KB]
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA) provides an out-of-the-box, hardware-based security and productivity suite designed for small business users. Intel SBA includes a customizable user interface and several bundled Intel applications. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and resellers can customize Intel SBA after installation (using a customization wizard).