Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 22:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Several Android tablets running on Intel Clover Trail+ Atom processors broke cover at Computex Taiwan. Intel's dual-core, 1.6GHz Atom Z5260 is fueling a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet, as well as Asus's 6-inch Fonepad Note and 10-inch MemoPad FHD10 tablets, while Asus also unveiled a hybrid 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio, combining an Android slate based on a 2GHz dual-core Atom Z2580 with a keyboard dock running Windows 8 on an Intel Haswell processor."
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Intel is not all that evil
by _xmv on Thu 6th Jun 2013 05:13 UTC
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2008-12-09

I'm not sure why people hate on intel. Maybe its just because they're big. Maybe its because they beat the crap out of AMD in the past. Cyrix anyone?

I see laughable unformed comments about how an intel CPU isn't fast enough unless you "add a SSD". I'm not sure how that's not even just flagged down to oblivion for inaccuracy.

Intel hardware always has good driver support. It always has fully open source drivers for Linux, ahead of time.
Intel hardware always seems to just work.

Now, tell me the same about various ARM vendors, or even AMD. You can't. They don't provide open source drivers. Even the Mali GPU's open source driver version is not proper.

I don't like big companies more than anybody else, but I , for one, wouldn't be all that unhappy if Intel took a part of the mobile CPU/GPU business. Maybe that'll wake up other vendors so that they provide me with the same level of confidence regarding performance, quality, reliability of both hardware and software. And why not, making the actual proper main Linux drivers open source, all the time.

Edited 2013-06-06 05:14 UTC

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