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: AMD is doing the same
by Mellin on Sat 15th Sep 2012 08:24 UTC in reply to "AMD is doing the same"
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"However unlike Intel, AMD said there is nothing stopping people from running Linux on its Hondo processor."

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RE[2]: AMD is doing the same
by moondevil on Sat 15th Sep 2012 08:55 in reply to "RE: AMD is doing the same"
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Regardless of what Intel says, no one will point a gun to anyone trying to run Linux on their processors, so I fail to see how this is any different.

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I too fail to see how it is different... yet.

If Intel builds in a hardware check that cannot be overridden by software - I would say that then it would be quite different. Good or bad may be debatable, but would you agree that at that point it would be different?

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