Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:05 UTC
Linux As we all know, Mac OS X has support for what is called 'fat binaries'. These are binaries that can carry code for for instance multiple architectures - in the case of the Mac, PowerPC and x86. Ryan Gordon was working on an implementation of fat binaries for Linux - but due to the conduct of the Linux maintainers, Gordon has halted the effort.
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RE: Comment by fernandotcl
by gabrielwalker on Fri 6th Nov 2009 06:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by fernandotcl"
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The minute an ARM-based netbook lands in Wal-Mart, yes you'll have people who had no idea it was a different architecture. And you'll have complaints, bad reviews, and returned hardware. This will lead to bad press, news and blog stories about 'how Linux is failing in the marketplace', and 'ARM notebooks: the future, or a failed experiment?'

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