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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by bassbeast on Sat 15th Sep 2012 02:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

/looks at CPU-Z, Authentic AMD/...LOL Wut?

In this case you have an easy and clear choice, AMD has opened up their specs, Intel has chosen to not support Linux on this chip. Unless you are building a supercomputer (which you certainly wouldn't be using Atom chips for) then all you have to do is walk across the street, AMD has the Bobcat I and soon the Bobcat II quads, tada!

Intel has the right to choose who they want to support, remember that is what we are talking here, no software locks, simply not supporting an OS, and YOU have the right to shop somewhere else.

It's called the free market and voting with your wallet. try it, you might like it. I know I'm quite happy with my AMD E350 netbook and my Thuban X6 desktop.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by dsmogor on Sat 15th Sep 2012 12:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

AMD doesn't have products in this space (arm area of power effiviency) and they clearly stated they don't intend to compete there. This leaves Intel as the sole x86 solution. This is really strange bc they have received great support from Google.

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RE[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by dsmogor on Sun 16th Sep 2012 13:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

As it turns out, AMD does have a tablet product in its roadmap. You know what, they made it Windows 8 only too ;)

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