Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 29th Sep 2009 19:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "ARM comes of age with a major PC design breakthrough this week. The Cambridge-based company will see a microprocessor based on one of its low power cores sitting side-by-side with an Intel Core Duo in a Dell laptop PC. The key to ARM's success is Dell's plan to run Linux as a second rapid boot operating system on its Windows latptop... The high-end laptop called the Latitude Z will use the ARM-based processor to run a second Linux based operating system which will allow the machine to boot up quickly for specific applications such as music and video playing. The PC runs Windows 7 on a 1.4GHz Intel Core Duo processor as its main CPU. Still this marks a significant design win for ARM which finds itself sitting side-by-side with its main processor rival in a big brand name PC."
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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by Praxis on Tue 29th Sep 2009 20:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
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There have been laptops shipping with instant On OS for a while now, so its certainly doable.Maybe it wasn't in the 90s, but its doable now. These aren't really full dual-booting systems though, we aren't talking about buying something with Ubuntu and Win7 side by side, this is a stripped down linux. It is fairly interesting that they are shipping a system with both ARM and Intel chips with a flavor of linux booting on the ARM and Windows on the Intel, I never really expected to see that.

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