Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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MIPS got into desktops. Well, in a way...
by Zbigniew on Wed 7th Nov 2012 01:04 UTC
Zbigniew
Member since:
2008-08-28

I mean Loongson

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It's also widely used in wireless routers. My old one, and the current Asus:

ASUSWRT RT-N66U_3.0.0.4 Wed Oct 17 03:02:52 UTC 2012
admin@RT-N66U:/tmp/home/root# uname -a
Linux RT-N66U 2.6.22.19 #1 Wed Oct 17 11:27:44 CST 2012 mips GNU/Linux

I've got an old SGI up in the attic, collecting dust.

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adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

FYI, there is a new FW update released for your router yesterday.

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