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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RE[3]: Read the article dammit
by Neolander on Mon 17th Sep 2012 09:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Read the article dammit"
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Or is it because x86 is just a battery guzzler, and no matter what it's stupid to be using it in situations where power resources are highly limited?

But, well, lets morph this thing into something it was never designed to be, because oh no, we can't let better architectures like ARM and MIPS do their thing and compete where they technically mop the floor with us. No, no, no--we need to start invading their territory, even if in the end the customers lose with shittier battery life due to the x86/Windows combination.

Well, I for one wouldn't mind seeing some serious competition to ARM in the embedded space. Among other things, that could perhaps make them consider making their architecture more developer-friendly, so that there is no need to work on one separate OS build per supported ARM device.

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