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    Default ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support windows!!

    I can't wait to see what netbook this thing comes out in, as it only supports Linux right now (with Android expected to work on it too).

    ARM launches attack on Intel's netbook stranglehold | News | PC Pro

    Everyone needs to email Asus, HP and the other netbook makers to get them to use this chip!!

    The one huge disadvantage ARM faces is that its processors are incompatible with Windows. Although Linux was the operating system of choice when netbooks first burst on to the scene, a combination of consumer confusion and Microsoft's marketing muscle has driven alternative OSes back to the fringes.
    ... "We've had conversations with Microsoft and you can imagine what they entail."

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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support windows!!

    6tr6tr wrote:
    > I can't wait to see what netbook this thing comes out in, as it only
    > supports Linux right now (with Android expected to work on it too).
    >
    > 'ARM launches attack on Intel's netbook stranglehold | News | PC Pro'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/ogchrf)
    >
    > Everyone needs to email Asus, HP and the other netbook makers to get
    > them to use this chip!!
    >


    :-)

    Does that mean you do not run an x86 cpu on your desktop or laptop currently? Why not?

    ARM has a place, certainly, but do NOT expect wide adoption.

    How many arm based devices do you currently own that run Linux? I own several.

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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support window

    Quote Originally Posted by cjcox View Post
    6tr6tr wrote:
    > I can't wait to see what netbook this thing comes out in, as it only
    > supports Linux right now (with Android expected to work on it too).
    >
    > 'ARM launches attack on Intel's netbook stranglehold | News | PC Pro'
    > (ARM launches attack on Intel's netbook stranglehold | News | PC Pro)
    >
    > Everyone needs to email Asus, HP and the other netbook makers to get
    > them to use this chip!!
    >


    :-)

    Does that mean you do not run an x86 cpu on your desktop or laptop currently? Why not?

    ARM has a place, certainly, but do NOT expect wide adoption.

    How many arm based devices do you currently own that run Linux? I own several.
    I have both x86 and ARM computers/devices. But I see nothing wrong with trying to promote a powerful chip option that currently can't run windows. If it can gain in popularity, it gives linux an area (in the general consumer world) where it's a step ahead for once.

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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support window

    The cynic in me says they'll accommodate Windows. Just wait & see!
    I do hope I'm wrong,but it comes to corporations,those with the power like MSFT force those that don't.
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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support windows!!

    On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 21:36 +0000, Sagemta wrote:
    > The cynic in me says they'll accommodate Windows. Just wait & see!
    > I do hope I'm wrong,but it comes to corporations,those with the power
    > like MSFT force those that don't.
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    >


    Possible, but so far Microsoft has been content to just support
    WinCE on ARM... (WinCE... it's like a contemporary version of Windows
    3.1).



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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support window

    Quote Originally Posted by Sagemta View Post
    The cynic in me says they'll accommodate Windows. Just wait & see!
    I do hope I'm wrong,but it comes to corporations,those with the power like MSFT force those that don't.
    Microsoft's power is beginning to fade. Others have tired of their monopolistic tactics, and MS just doesn't seem to know any other way to operate. Consider: The adoption of Windows XP to netbooks, and the extension of the support cycle to an unprecedented 14 years - the manufacturers dictated this, armed with Linux as an alternative. And, MS's utter failure in mobile devices. Palm has dropped Windows Mobile altogether, and the new Zune has no serious chance against the iPod touch. They still dominate the PC market, and likely will continue to for the foreseeable future, but this is becoming less and less relevant. Google, Apple and, perhaps, Linux are becoming the main players now.

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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support window

    Hmmm, you can't say that a CPU supports this system or that. It is Windows that doesn't support this chip and linux that DOES support it not the other way. It is Windows that is incompatible with ARM not ARM is incompatible with Windows
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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support window

    I suppose, in principle, you could engineer it to recognise some section of code - let's call it "clippy" - and spontaneously shut the power off...

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    Probably yeah, but we all know that linux supports most if not all hardware available At least if we talk about CPU's
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    Default Re: ARM made a new chip for netbooks, doesn't support window

    That's great!!!
    If only super-giant brands like Intel and AMD began making processor chips that were powerful, Linux-friendly, with no Windows support at all!
    A Linux user's heaven.

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