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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Intel can't stop OS
by muffenme on Sun 16th Sep 2012 16:47 UTC
muffenme
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2006-01-05

This is BS. The only way that you wouldn't be able to load just any OS is because the OS is in the CPU.

If I understand it is that Intel isn't going to program the OS, except maybe Windows for this hardware. Other people who wants Linux on this CPU would need to construct a bootloader for this CPU and then see which way you need to go, that if you don't like Windows.

If somebody can jailbreak IOS then this shouldn't be that hard to do, a lot of work but it can be done to put Linux or any OS on this. The big thing it needs it people who will willy work toward programming it and not complain it can't be done.

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