Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 14:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Netbooks use various types of processors, but most of them are built around Intel's Atom processor and architecture. There are more exotic options, such as the Chinese Longsoon processor, but those are quite rare and hard to come by - and certainly not as powerful. Apparently, another contender is preparing to enter the netbook processor market. Say hello to ARM.
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RE[2]: RiscOS
by quatermass on Fri 24th Oct 2008 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE: RiscOS"
quatermass
Member since:
2005-08-03

IIRC RISC OS5 has multi-user support, memory protection.

OK, it's Co-op. But that usually means that Apps are better written to avoid taking over the machine.

In any case it could be re-written to do pre-emp. Given an incentive.

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RE[3]: RiscOS
by renox on Sat 25th Oct 2008 07:57 in reply to "RE[2]: RiscOS"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Which incentive to rewrite yet another kernel?
Linux is there with support for all kinds of hardware, it can be made to boot in 5s (on a SSD, 10s with an HDD), it has real time support, nice thread performance, etc.

So the kernel is a "done deal", what remains to be done is to build a good OS with it (I consider current Linux's user space to be just average: lack of responsiveness is capital sin in my book).

Unfortunately many prefers to reinvent the wheel..

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