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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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by moondevil on Wed 7th Nov 2012 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

This is something work life has taught me about companies and communities.

It doesn't matter if certain software is made open source or if a given company is geek friendly.

This will only exist as long as the main developers or main company is able to stay in business.

If business fails, patent actions happen, or the company gets bought, then it is the end. Period, nothing to do about it.

So in the end we can only enjoy technology, regardless of the owning company, but with a critical consumer voice.

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RE[3]: Comment by strim
by Neolander on Wed 7th Nov 2012 07:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by strim"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sure, and in other news, Apple could ask App Store devs to pay 1200$/year and steal 80% of their profits and the average sheep would still buy iOS stuff as long as his favorite fart app remains available on it.

This is a geeky website, so we put higher importance on stuff which geeks care about. No need to bring up the average guy argument of "only thing that matters in the end is whether it will sell" on a discussion about MIPS manuals, after all Joe Sixpack has probably never even seen the MIPS name somewhere anyway.

Edited 2012-11-07 08:05 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by strim
by moondevil on Wed 7th Nov 2012 09:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by strim"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Sure, but in the end there is very little we can change, and that is sad.

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