Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 13:22 UTC, submitted by Sergio Schvezov
Intel The netbook and MID (mobile internet device) markets are all the rage these days, and Intel is betting big on these markets with its Atom processor line. However, Intel doesn't stop there - the company is even buying wireless networks. According to Intel's CEO Paul Otellini, it's all part of bringing the Internet to new places and people.
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Outdated?
by Forsberg on Thu 30th Oct 2008 13:56 UTC
Forsberg
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2007-09-06

Isn't this old news? According to the article date, it's posted in the end of May this year. I think the market is moving a bit faster than that =)

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RE: Outdated?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:11 UTC in reply to "Outdated?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Isn't this old news? According to the article date, it's posted in the end of May this year. I think the market is moving a bit faster than that =)


Whoops, my bad. Well, it's interesting anyway. Discuss ;) .

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RE[2]: Outdated?
by Forsberg on Thu 30th Oct 2008 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Outdated?"
Forsberg Member since:
2007-09-06

Whoops, my bad. Well, it's interesting anyway. Discuss ;) .


No worries ;)

Keep up the good work!

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RE: Outdated?
by klimg on Thu 30th Oct 2008 18:49 UTC in reply to "Outdated?"
klimg Member since:
2007-08-03

I seem to remember that the talk about wireless networks this and that started already with Centrino and went nowhere since.
Actually it got worse.

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Where are all the Atom MIDs?
by pxa270 on Thu 30th Oct 2008 14:25 UTC
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2006-01-08

So where are all the Atom powered MIDs? Apart from some demos on trade shows, I haven't seen any. (Though rumor has it that you can actually buy some in China or Hong Kong.)

It's funny that Intel has one netbook oriented Atom (N270), which is a big hit as practically all the netbooks use them and netbooks are showing up everywhere, and then they have almost half a dozen of device/MID oriented Atom (Z500-Z540) which seem to be going nowhere.

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RE: Where are all the Atom MIDs?
by umccullough on Thu 30th Oct 2008 14:55 UTC in reply to "Where are all the Atom MIDs?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Here in the states, you can buy an Asus EEE with an Atom, and you can buy an Acer Aspire One with an Atom... and you can buy an MSI Wind with an Atom... and you can buy a Dell Inspiron Mini with an Atom...

and there are more, but maybe I'm misunderstanding your question?

Edit: Oh, are you not equating MID with Netbook? they're pretty much synonymous in my mind ;)

Edited 2008-10-30 14:56 UTC

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mmu_man Member since:
2006-09-30

Well, they'll all switch to ARM soon anyway, right ?
But it won't really frighten intel, they have ARM licences anyway ;)
The world is well made, sometimes...

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

you mean go back to ARM? There have been ARM "netbooks" for ages ;P

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

you mean go back to ARM? There have been ARM "netbooks" for ages ;P


They'll never go back to ARM. Sure it might have some efficiency advantages, but x86 has the compatibility knockout. You can run the same software as on any other computer, and that is invaluable. Transforms these little MIDs from toys to useful computers for me.

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

true, but depending on what OS you are running, CPU arch is irrelevant.

With a *nix, half the time you just have to recompile.
I get what you mean though ;) I was just joking around.

Edited 2008-10-30 17:50 UTC

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

but if you're running linux, who cares about compatibility?

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not...
by hobgoblin on Thu 30th Oct 2008 21:28 UTC
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

as long as the hardware companies decide to use custom "distros" from suppliers that are into "tivolizing" the software stack.

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Intel panicing?
by krreagan on Fri 31st Oct 2008 20:40 UTC
krreagan
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2008-04-08

Well, well...
After Apple says it's going Arm in MIDs and Intel says it's the Arm that slows down the iPhone/Ipod-Touch... Intel says that Linux will dominate MIDs! Ya riiiiiiiiight!

Intel's been on a rampage of late! They must be in real trouble, just like the conservatives ;)

KRR

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