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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Ugh....
by BluenoseJake on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:01 UTC
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Intel makes lots of different processors. Linux is supported on almost all of them, except this one. They are not going to stop selling all these other chips, so what is the big deal?

Now if this was an architectural change over their entire line, sure freak out, I certainly would, but it is not, it's just one processor out of the dozens that they manufacture. When Linux gets the proper support, and it will, Intel will change it's tune.

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RE: Ugh....
by TechGeek on Sat 15th Sep 2012 18:19 in reply to "Ugh...."
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2006-01-14

really? Because I dont see Intel announcing a new atom based proc for Linux. If this is "the" processor line to compete against ARM, don't you think it should be able to run Linux too?

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RE[2]: Ugh....
by Gusar on Sat 15th Sep 2012 18:32 in reply to "RE: Ugh...."
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2010-07-16

really? Because I dont see Intel announcing a new atom based proc for Linux.

ValleyView. Code to support it, especially it's GPU, has been going into the kernel and other components (like the X driver) for months now already.

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RE[2]: Ugh....
by BluenoseJake on Sat 15th Sep 2012 19:10 in reply to "RE: Ugh...."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You could, I don't know, run Linux on ARM? If the multitude of chips Intel makes don't fit your needs, buy an ARM, use a normal Atom, or wait until Linux catches up, then buy one of these new chips.

With Linux, it's only a matter of time.

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RE[2]: Ugh....
by 0brad0 on Sat 15th Sep 2012 19:13 in reply to "RE: Ugh...."
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2007-05-05

really? Because I dont see Intel announcing a new atom based proc for Linux. If this is "the" processor line to compete against ARM, don't you think it should be able to run Linux too?


This will just push more vendors to switch to ARM if they were even considering X86 in the first place. Intel's poor track record for X86 SoCs has already pushed enough vendors back to ARM because of the poor support from Intel

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