Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Dec 2009 00:48 UTC, submitted by Yama
Hardware, Embedded Systems We've seen a lot of reports going back and forth about whether or not Linux is doing well in the netbook space. As it turns out, research firm ABI Research as well as Dell say about one third of their machines ship with Linux pre-installed - which is pretty darn impressive.
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RE: Linux on ARM
by darknexus on Tue 8th Dec 2009 09:15 UTC in reply to "Linux on ARM"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

Why would you say that? It's not as though you'll have to give up much, if any, of the Linux software you're used to. It would depend greatly on the particular ARM chip used and any accelerator chips included with it. Linux running on, say, an iPhone for example wouldn't run nearly as well as it would on an ARM Cortex A8. With the right setup, it would sure blow Atom out of the water. ARM and X86 are both architectures, so you can't compare one to the other without comparing specific chips or chip families.

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RE[2]: Linux on ARM
by daveak on Tue 8th Dec 2009 15:48 in reply to "RE: Linux on ARM"
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2008-12-29

The iPhone 3GS is using a Cortex-A8

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