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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He's right - in the consumer space
by CaptainN- on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 21:15 UTC
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Tablets and net books (same market segment) will most certainly run on ARM, and Linux (probably something like Android - the iPhone model, but less Apple restricted). Consumers are going to increasingly rely on some third party trusted source (Apple with iPad, and other vendors with Android) to vett the software they have available to install and run - because they don't like keeping up on everything, and are no good at it, and don't want to be good at it (better if like WebOS, it updates without asking for permission).

Windows and OS X are already becoming the work station class equipment - and that's great, it's what both of those were designed for. In fact, that's why those segments don't grow very fast.

The future is closed loop Linux installs. :-) I love it.

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