Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 18:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Chip company ARM is prepping to make its move into the netbook market, and now it has shown off a few prototype designs that really show off the benefits of using the ARM platform: thanks to passive cooling, no fans are required, enabling ARM netbooks to be much thinner and lighter than their Intel counterparts. Thanks to ZDNet, we have a nice video overview of these ARM netbooks - as well as a few very tiny ARM desktop machines.
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RE[2]: I'm almost excited
by psychicist on Wed 25th Feb 2009 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm almost excited"
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I read a press release a while ago that Adobe were going to port their Flash 10 Linux player to ARM, so I think that's not much of an issue. I'd like to see one for MIPS(EL) too or fix Gnash to make it build and function correctly on that architecture.

I don't have much hope for a Skype port, but binary translation support in Loongson 2G/3 will probably make the x86 release run acceptably. Couldn't such support be added to some ARM cores as well?

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