Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 23:26 UTC
Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 ARM: "We have the advantage of the incumbency, advantage of the legacy support. Not just in terms of applications but devices." Yes, because the lack of their favourite Windows applications was really a massive hurdle for Apple and its ill-fated iPad effort from a few years ago. Anyone remember that thing?
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Comment by Gone fishing
by Gone fishing on Fri 11th May 2012 07:17 UTC
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Seriously - why would you choose Windows unless it was for MS Office and third party apps?

Shame for MS that Arm netbooks never happened – I wonder why I’d still like one?

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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by dragos.pop on Fri 11th May 2012 10:13 in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
dragos.pop Member since:
2010-01-08


Shame for MS that Arm netbooks never happened – I wonder why I’d still like one?


What about Asus Transformer (Prime).

What I like over a netbook:
- tablet when I need it, Netbook when I need it
- battery
- Android when used as a tablet.

What I don't like:
- Android used as a netbook, It is just something i am not vary used with: full screen, apps...
- Didn't play with it so I don't know how handling it feels

What I would love:
Transformer Prime with Ubuntu for android or
Transformer Prime + Kde Plasma + Kde apps that would adapt to the factor used - ie: if I use the tablet layout of plasma, apps would adapt to a touch form factor ( cleaner interface, big buttons... ).

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I'm considering a Transformer and I think it would be cool running Ubuntu. I'm more thinking of the cheap Arm netbooks that looked possible a year or so ago but never happened.

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UglyKidBill Member since:
2005-07-27

Have you seen their PadFone?
(Check the dock!)

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RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing
by viton on Fri 11th May 2012 14:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gone fishing"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Ubuntu is overkill for such a machine.
I use native ubuntu 12 on Toshiba AC100. It is unstable and GPU acceleration is not working (even 2D).

System monitor shows 90% for each CPU core on idle (because it does screen updates). CPU is always warm. This is not happens under Android.

I wonder if Ubuntu for Android will be better.

Edited 2012-05-11 14:48 UTC

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