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[2]: Linux on ARM
by gustl on Tue 8th Dec 2009 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Linux on ARM"
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For a netbook, this part should blow Atom out of the water.

In that regard I would say: It depends.

It will depend on the application selected for comparison, which peripheral chips are used (northbridge, RAM, GPU).

OOo for example still is sensitive to upstart time, so it depends on processor power during random hard disk read access. If the ARM platform can handle such a scenario well, it will be good, if not, Atom will still be faster even at far lower clock speeds.

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