Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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RE[3]: it's in the pipe lines
by darknexus on Thu 4th Feb 2010 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: it's in the pipe lines"
darknexus
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Actually, I doubt most consumers got to see any Linux netbooks. There weren't many big retail stores carrying them even in the beginning, and that's where most people go to get things like that.
Of course, the buggy, crippled distros the likes of Asus and Acer stuck on those machines, with a patently obvious lack of any testing whatsoever, might have had something to do with this too. Ever dealt with the Xandros crap on the Asus Eee models? No wonder the few consumers that bought it were pissed off. You'd be hard pressed to find an os more buggy than that, even Vista didn't break half as much as that did.
Most early buyers were tinkerers and geeks and, by the time the more typical consumers caught on to netbooks, the Linux models were all but gone from the major OEMs anyway.

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