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: What a bunch of fud.
by deathshadow on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:02 UTC in reply to "What a bunch of fud."
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

I have to really agree with this - the very language of the article is back-assward... Oh noes, the chip maker doesn't support the OS... and?!?

Since when has it even worked that direction? Operating systems support chips, not the other way around!

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RE[2]: What a bunch of fud.
by WereCatf on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:08 in reply to "RE: What a bunch of fud."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Since when has it even worked that direction?


Since forever. When a manufacturer wants to ensure their chips will be adopted quickly they often write the code needed and to also ensure there are as few bugs in the supporting code as possible.

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RE[3]: What a bunch of fud.
by Kochise on Sat 15th Sep 2012 17:47 in reply to "RE[2]: What a bunch of fud."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Basically bootloader, some drivers, etc... Imagine some graphic specific features like Optimus that are not documented and/or not driver provided, no ways to support them into one or another OS. That could lead to some OS having better support while nothing, technically, prevent them from.

And an OS like Linux being a hack, how can a company be comfortable and confident to an OS that is just a hack ? Do you believe a server could suffer stability issues and just answer "It's just a hack" ?

Kochise

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RE[2]: What a bunch of fud.
by 0brad0 on Sat 15th Sep 2012 19:18 in reply to "RE: What a bunch of fud."
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

I have to really agree with this - the very language of the article is back-assward... Oh noes, the chip maker doesn't support the OS... and?!?

Since when has it even worked that direction? Operating systems support chips, not the other way around!


You seriously must be living under a rock if you're this clueless.

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