Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Intel and AMD. These guys are doing pretty well in laptops, servers, and of course desktops, but when it comes to mobile devices, they've so far been unable to adapt the x86 architecture to the stricter requirements that come with those devices. ARM, on the other hand, pretty much owns this market at this point. And you know what? It's time for Intel and AMD to get worried - really worried. ARM has just announced its Cortex-A15 MPCore chips - which will reach 2.5Ghz in quad-core configurations.
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Screw Mobile Devices...
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:49 UTC
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

I want to see these things in a traditional desktop or laptop machine. Or netbook. If I had the money, and the features are nice... I'd buy it. And install Debian on it.

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RE: Screw Mobile Devices...
by fithisux on Thu 9th Sep 2010 15:39 in reply to "Screw Mobile Devices..."
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

why not ReactOs???
http://www.reactos.org/en/newsletter_76.html#sec2

Personally I prefer NetBSD and cross my fingers for an opensource 3D stack.

Edited 2010-09-09 15:40 UTC

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

ReactOS still relies on a number of MS DLLs in the end to run a good-bit of software. It also has the issue that most Windows software is 32-bit x86 only, with some also providing 64-bit x86 variants. ARM doesn't sport x86 compatibility, and never will. Now if you want to put an emulator there too - that's one thing, but that's not ARM.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I didn't know ReactOS even ran on ARM, and I don't know why it would since practically all Windows software won't run on it as TemporalBeing pointed out. Kind of defeats to whole point of running it in the first place, doesn't it? Not to mention, the last time I tried ReactOS on x86 hardware or a virtual machine (one of the latest versions of the OS actually), it still had a long way to go. I just gave Debian as an example, but obviously there are other choices out there. The ones I was thinking of were the BSDs.

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