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ARM has legs
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| With Intel looking to Linux for its Moblin operating system solution for
| portable device, the Wintel alliance between Microsoft and Intel - which has
| long had the stranglehold on personal computing - is showing signs of
| Of course Windows XP/Vista/7 will not run on an ARM processor, so this next
| generation of devices will see some interesting, not to say overdue,
| diversification in user interfaces. At the core of many if not most devices
| will be Linux, skinned with something a bit more approachable than a geeky
| command-line interface. Maybe even more user-friendly than the current ‘best
| fit' of Ubuntu Linux that we saw on the Pegatron.
| While Ubuntu is a reasonable clone of the Windows desktop paradigm, in order
| to make personal computing a truly easy ride for all generations of the
| family, we should see some interesting graphical interfaces appear on new
| ARM/Linux mobile internet devices.
Researcher: Chrome to boost Atom to ARM switch in netbooks
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| LONDON — Technology changes, including the introudction of the Chrome
| OS, will undermine Atom's grip on the netbook market during a
| recessionary time when people don't want, and can't afford, a second
| laptop just to carry around say market researchers, The Information Network.
| While Intel's Atom holds more than an 80 percent share of the
| 23.5-million netbooks sold in 2009 the ARM processor will to gain a 55
| percent market share of the 96.0 million netbooks sold in 2012,
| according to researchers.
| "We see two technology factors converging with the poor macroeconomic
| situation that will create a market for ARM - the release of the
| Cortex-9 microarchitecture and the emergence of cloud computing," said
| Dr. Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network (New
| Tripoli, PA). "Chrome OS is the first operating system built with cloud
| computing in mind."
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