Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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by darknexus on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 21:05 UTC
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Until I see an ARM smartbook/netbook/whatever they'll be called that I can purchase, this is all hot air. I want one, believe me, but we keep hearing how great and wonderful they will be but there's no products. An ARM netbook, running Ubuntu-ARM or another similar Linux, would be perfect for me. If Windows wouldn't run on it that'd be an extra bonus, no worries about windows-only hardware in that case.
But it comes down to the one important question: Where are they? So far, no one has answered with a product I can hold in my greedy little hands.
Oh, and by the time we see one of these ARM netbooks, the iPad and possibly future Android tablets might already have taken their market away from them.

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