Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 01:00 UTC
Intel "Today's launch of the latest version of Intel's vPro platform is a much bigger deal than you might think, with implications for end users that extend far beyond the enterprise arena at which vPro is initially aimed. The 2007 version of vPro represents the culmination of two of Intel's most ambitious and important plans for the PC platform: the transformation of x86 into a fully virtualizable ISA complete with virtualized I/O, and the first fully-complete implementation of all the parts of Intel's controversial contribution to 'trusted computing' technology, formerly codenamed 'LaGrande' but now called Trusted Execution Technology. Let's take a look at the new vPro and what its new virtualization and 'trusted computing' capabilities mean for ordinary users."
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RE[4]: vpro summary
by psychicist on Thu 30th Aug 2007 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: vpro summary"
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There are loongson equiped laptops, the unfortunately thing, it isn't available overseas/outside China.

Don't be too sure of that! I am in the Netherlands and I have a Fu Long system from Lemote. I am waiting for 2F based desktops and laptops.

root@darkstar:~# cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 12.0.0
root@darkstar:~# uname -a
Linux darkstar #2 Sat May 12 18:57:10 CEST 2007 mips GNU/Linux
root@darkstar:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type : Lemote Fulong mini-PC board
processor : 0
cpu model : Godson2 V0.2 FPU V0.1
BogoMIPS : 443.39
wait instruction : no
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 64
extra interrupt vector : no
hardware watchpoint : no
ASEs implemented :
VCED exceptions : not available
VCEI exceptions : not available

Its nice having cmopetition but the reality is, the world is moving to laptops. The only real viable alternative in that case is the VIA processor.

Loongson is more powerful than VIA processors at lower power consumption. The drawback is you have to recompile all software for MIPS. I'm not so sure Sun is willing to cannibalize their SPARC sales with a Solaris MIPS port.

There are Loongson laptops but the ones produced up to now have been for internal use and development only. We expect them to become available soon as an upgraded Loongson 2F version.

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