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[News] x86 Sub-notebooks to Run Linux/Android, Ubuntu on ARM

  • Subject: [News] x86 Sub-notebooks to Run Linux/Android, Ubuntu on ARM
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:04:12 +0100
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Intel porting Android to x86 for netbooks and slates

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| Google Android is generally aimed at mobile 
| devices with ARM-based processors. But weâve 
| seen several efforts to bring the software 
| to x86 processors, including the independent 
| Androidx86 project as well as an Acer 
| netbook which dual boots Windows and Google 
| Android.

Ubuntu Netbook Edition for ARM gets a video demo

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| One of the primary differences between the ARM 
| version of Ubuntu Netbook Edition and the 
| version built for x86 processors is that 
| Ubuntu 10.7âs program launcher doesnât require 
| 3D hardware drivers since the whole thing is 
| designed with 2D graphics. I have to say, the 
| UI looks awfully snappy on the demo unit.



Arm chief cautious on tablet PCs

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| Mr Brownâs caution may be partly explained by
| Armâs unsuccessful attempt last year to bring
| its chips to the traditional PC markets with
| so-called âsmart booksâ. Smart books are cheap
| laptop computers that have long battery life
| and constant internet connectivity because
| they run on low-power Arm chips and a Linux-
| based operating system, such as Googleâs
| Android.
| While dozens of prototype smart book models
| were the focus of last yearâs Computex and the
| Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas this
| year, device makers were never really sold on
| the concept and few became actual products.
| Arm last week joined forces with IBM and chip
| companies Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and
| Texas Instruments to create Linaro, a company
| that will accelerate the development of Linux
| software for devices such as mobile phones,
| tablet computers and digital TVs.


ARM and Intel's new battleground: the living room

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| But with the exception of some small Linux-
| powered "smartbooks," ARM has yet to make a
| dent in general-purpose computing.


Shuttleworth: Excited by Linux on ARM movement

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| As well as making for a consistent
| platform for Linux across all major ARM
| devices, the other major advantage of the
| initiative, says Shuttleworth, is that it
| will speed up time to market for
| developers. âIf you can develop your
| software for âlinux on ARMâ, rather than a
| specific CPU, you can choose the right
| hardware for your project later in the
| development cycle, and reduce the time
| required for enablement of that hardware.â


Linaro: Accelerating Linux on ARM

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| At our last UDS in Belgium it was notable
| how many people were interested in the ARM
| architecture. There have always been
| sessions at UDS about lightweight
| environments for the consumer electronics
| and embedded community, but this felt
| tangibly different. I saw questions being
| asked about ARM in server and cloud
| tracks, for example, and in desktop
| tracks. Thatâs new.
| So Iâm very excited at todayâs
| announcement of Linaro, an initiative by
| the ARM partner ecosystem including
| Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and
| TI, to accelerate and unify the field of
| Linux on ARM. That is going to make it
| much easier for developers to target ARM
| generally, and build solutions that can
| work with the amazing diversity of ARM
| hardware that exists today.


3-Chip firms form venture to boost Linux push

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