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[News] OLPC Moves to ARM, Abandons Charity Killer's Patents

  • Subject: [News] OLPC Moves to ARM, Abandons Charity Killer's Patents
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 01:38:29 +0000
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Negroponte: XO-1.75 goes ARM, XO-2 is canceled

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| An ARM based XO-1.75 on the other hand is much 
| more of an evolutionary rather than a 
| revolutionary step into the future. So many 
| people, especially a certain Charbax, had long 
| expected OLPC to move from an x86 to an ARM 
| design.



Three reasons Microsoft shouldn't port Windows to the ARM processor

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| Without a version of Windows tailored for ARM netbooks, Linux-based platforms
| such as Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating system could thrive and turn
| the search and Web services company into "more of a competitor in the desktop
| operating system business than we ever have before," admitted Microsoft CEO
| Steve Ballmer to Wall Street last month.


OLPC Set to Dump X86 for Arm Chips in XO-2

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| [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.


Freescale Plans Reference Design for Linux ARM Netbooks

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| When will power-saving and affordable ARM netbooks become available?
| Freescale Semiconductor has ventured into an advanced standard, albeit with
| their homegrown i.MX515 chip.


One Third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9s Sold Run Linux

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| Dell attributes part of the Linux growth to competitive pricing on the Ubuntu
| SKUs. âWhen you look at the sweet spot for this category it is price
| sensitivity, and Linux enabled us to offer a lower price entry point,â added
| Dell senior product manager John New.


Netbooks Open Linux Window at BETT

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| On the same stand a large screen showed off the design appeal of the latest
| Ubuntu. This includes multiple windows rotating or rescaling. As this is
| better understood some Netbook users may returnt to Linux. Asustek Chairman
| Jonney Shih has predicted that about 60 percent of Eee PCs to be shipped in
| 2009 will have Windows XP.


Netbook Sales Soar in Europe

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| Adoption of non-Windows operating systems, Linux mainly, is stronger there
| than the United States.


Future of Linux desktop: co-Linux on Android

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| We're at the native Linux desktop, moving towards the Android desktop
| (netbooks coming soon). What would bridge those two environments, is to offer
| a second Linux sandbox which runs along with Android.

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