Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jan 2009 17:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems At the end of 2008, the OSNews team made a short list of the tech-related things they would like to see in 2009. On my list was the hope that we'd see more competition in the netbook market, which is now dominated by Intel's Atom platform, resulting in manufacturers all releasing essentially the same machine, but with a different badge and case colour. Where are Intel's competitors? We know AMD is on its way, we know that the Chinese are producing some noteworthy chips, and that the ARM chip is jumping up and down screaming for attention - but where is Via's Nano platform? Shouldn't it be here already?
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Interesting year for netbooks
by DRIQ on Tue 13th Jan 2009 18:24 UTC
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This year will be very interesting for the netbook markets.

The Chinese has released their Loongson/Godson netbook on the 8 Jan 09. I am not sure if their chip runs x86 code or not. If they sell a few million of the Linux version, will Microsoft produce a non-x86 Windows for them?

I know the Chinese can make the netbooks cheap, even the Shaolin temple in South Africa can afford it.

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