Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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Comment by redshift
by redshift on Fri 14th Sep 2012 23:08 UTC
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I am not sure this actually prevents OEMs from building Clover Trail systems. It just means the OEM would have to take the burden of certifying compatibility. That compatibility would come slower if Intel is not cooperative with the linux community.

If it is the result of a MS deal.... slowing down linux/android may be all MS hoped to accomplish.

Now I suppose that Intel could add DRM that actively prevents linux from working on those chips.

It seems like a poor plan for a chipmaker to actively limit their potential market.... even if MS dropped cash on your doorstep.

Edited 2012-09-14 23:09 UTC

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