Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by vodoomoth
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Despite the progress, ARM, which licenses its designs to chip makers, is keeping its focus on smartphones and tablets. The company's CEO, Warren East, sat down with the IDG News Service to discuss Windows, the PC market and future architecture developments."
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RE: INITALLY
by Kochise on Fri 14th Jan 2011 20:49 UTC in reply to "INITALLY"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

It will, on mini/nano/pico-ITX board, new ARM line up will provide a great boost of performance and decrease of power usage, while getting rid of the horrible x86 legacy ;)

Kochise

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RE[2]: INITALLY
by Neolander on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:11 in reply to "RE: INITALLY"
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2010-03-08

What do you call the "horrible x86 legacy" ?

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RE[3]: INITALLY
by Kroc on Fri 14th Jan 2011 23:28 in reply to "RE[2]: INITALLY"
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2005-11-10

Like that an x86-64 processor still starts in 16-bit mode before switching up, just for legacy reasons: http://www.pagetable.com/?p=460

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