Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 21:14 UTC, submitted by ingraham
Linux Liuns Torvalds is a finalist for this year's Millenium Technology Prize, prompting Scott Merrill with TechCrunch to do an e-mail interview. Interesting how Torvalds ignores the existence of ultrabooks - the Air is the exact same Intel-designed machine. Curious.
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RE[2]: Comment by galvanash
by galvanash on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by galvanash"
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The 'better than Atom class processor' stipulation is a nicely arbitrary way to let out the Vaio X. I like how you slipped that in there.

I didn't know the Vaio X existed... I wasn't trying to exclude it - just saying that there were hundreds of netbooks with Atoms in them - but that was basically their Achilles Heal.

Having looked at it though I'll concede the Vaio X certainly did not look like a fisher price toy (compared to most netbooks).

Yeah, the Atom CPU in the X is why it was a pretty useless system for most real-world usage. But then, as you point out, so was the original MBA. And if the CPU used in the MBA had been available when Sony came up with the X, they'd probably have used it.

Yeah, that part is true... Apple did have a somewhat unfair advantage by getting a custom chip from Intel. It was way faster than an Atom - but that only got it to the bottom rung of usable for most people.

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