Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by moondevil on Wed 7th Nov 2012 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

This is something work life has taught me about companies and communities.

It doesn't matter if certain software is made open source or if a given company is geek friendly.

This will only exist as long as the main developers or main company is able to stay in business.

If business fails, patent actions happen, or the company gets bought, then it is the end. Period, nothing to do about it.

So in the end we can only enjoy technology, regardless of the owning company, but with a critical consumer voice.

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