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: Such a waste
by waid0004 on Wed 30th Sep 2009 15:08 UTC in reply to "Such a waste"
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2009-06-19

I have to wonder how much of the separation between the ARM and x86 is enforced by the BIOS. Perhaps if there was a custom BIOS, like Coreboot, the ARM could access the hard drive, then put a boot loader in the flash that boots the ARM, and its now a fully Linux ARM notebook.

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