Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Nov 2008 12:42 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks are still all the rage these days, but according to Intel, this is going to change soon. The company has stated that they first thought that netbooks, who are almost exclusively powered by Intel chips, would be for emerging markets, but as it turns out, they are especially popular in Europe and North America. Intel claims that while these devices are "fine for an hour", they are not something for day to day use. And AMD? They are ignoring the market altogether.
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RE[2]: Loongson
by spiderman on Fri 28th Nov 2008 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Loongson"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

Sorry, I didn't say x86 was dead.
That's a trick of the english language. "dead end" does not mean "dead", it is a whole different concept. It just means "no road through", it has nothing to do with "dead"...
In most other languages, there is a different word for those two concepts. for instance, in french, they say "impasse" for "dead end" and "mort" for "dead". the english language is just too poor so it reuses the same word with very different meaning just by adding another word. That is confusing, but we have to live with it.

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