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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by BluenoseJake on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:01 UTC
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Intel makes lots of different processors. Linux is supported on almost all of them, except this one. They are not going to stop selling all these other chips, so what is the big deal?

Now if this was an architectural change over their entire line, sure freak out, I certainly would, but it is not, it's just one processor out of the dozens that they manufacture. When Linux gets the proper support, and it will, Intel will change it's tune.

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