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Re: ARM launches attack on Intel's netbook stranglehold

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____/ bbgruff on Wednesday 16 Sep 2009 19:36 : \____

> "British chip designer ARM is launching an outright attack on Intel with the
> launch of a 2GHz processor aimed at everything from netbooks to servers."
> http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/351619/arm-launches-attack-on-intels-netbook-stranglehold
> I doubt that it will be of any significance?
> - and I certainly don't understand the claims that it's 5x the power of an
> ATOM, with the same electrical power.
> I really did like this bit, though:-
> "ARM also claims its processors will be better for manufacturers and
> consumers, because it won't place restrictions on netbook specifications in
> the same way that Intel does with Atom. "It [Intel] has restrictions on
> screen size and USB ports and other artificial limits - we won't do that,"
> he said. "We're allowing our diverse partnerships to go and innovate.""
> We'll see, eh?

Just 2 days ago ARM joined the Linux Foundation. Juicy!

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