Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Feb 2010 01:08 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu With the flood of ARM-based netbooks and tablets upon us (keep watch outside, the flood can come any day now, promise!), Linux distributions are trying to be ready for The Great Coming of ARM. A problem with ARM hardware, according to Jamie Bennett, an Ubuntu Mobile Developer working for Canonical, is that many 3D drivers are non-Free; this poses problems for Ubuntu's Netbook Remix UI.
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ARM Problem
by jboss1995 on Thu 18th Feb 2010 21:28 UTC
jboss1995
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2007-05-02

No wine, no windows base program. Most of use have some windows based program that we really need. And from what I understand it would take years coding to get wine to run on the ARM arch.

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RE: ARM Problem
by nt_jerkface on Thu 18th Feb 2010 21:36 in reply to "ARM Problem"
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2009-08-26

There is a market for secondary browsing devices. A lot of people would buy a browser-only netbook if the price was low enough.

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RE: ARM Problem
by cycoj on Fri 19th Feb 2010 00:54 in reply to "ARM Problem"
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2007-11-04

On a netbook? So what windows software you really need on a netbook?

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RE[2]: ARM Problem
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 19th Feb 2010 01:20 in reply to "RE: ARM Problem"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

On a netbook? So what windows software you really need on a netbook?

Crysis :p

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RE: ARM Problem
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 19th Feb 2010 01:25 in reply to "ARM Problem"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

So you'll buy no cellphone unless it has a x86 CPU inside?

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