Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> OLPC Set to Dump X86 for Arm Chips in XO-2
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| [T]he Arm chip could lead to problems for XO-2 in trying to load a full
>| version of Windows, Negroponte said. As with the XO-1, OLPC wants to offer a
>| dual-boot option on XO-2 where users can choose to load either Linux or a
>| full Windows OS. While Arm processors can run Windows Mobile operating
>| systems, they can't run a full Windows OS.
> Microsoft's bloated operating system is not working out. And having committed
> crimes with Intel for this, Microsoft's investment does not pay off.
The end of the desktop => growth of mobility needs chipset architectures
which are specifically designed for low-power & power management. ARM
have been the global market leader in this for many years, as evidenced
by their dominance of the mobile handset market.
For linux, of course, it's another compiler target, so the XO-2 will
benefit from all the same applications available on the XO-1.
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