Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by atsureki on Sat 15th Sep 2012 00:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
atsureki
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2006-03-12

Is it the 90's again?

Proprietary software one again seeking to slow down free software just enough to keep the consumer annoyed.


Also be careful what you call "free" software.
Linux the kernel is Free, and that's the compatibility we're talking about at the chipset level. But as for the broader OS, we're probably not talking about Free GNU/Linux, but about proprietary Android (Linux kernel + open but stolen-from-Sun's-proprietary toolchain + proprietary UI and Google client apps). Which, by the way, is well into Microsoft-in-the-'90s territory in its own monopolistic pursuits: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/13/us-acer-alibaba-google-idI...

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