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ARM Cortex-based netbooks due soon

Technologically it’s great but the only thing is who will buy a linux netbook ( am assuming linux is the only OS that will run on this ) , I don;t see winXP for ARM coming soon…,1000000091,39527261,00.htm

Maybe a good alternate for the Loongson processor based notebooks as the ARM cortex will be more powerful.


November 1, 2008 - Posted by | embedded systems, Hardware | , ,


  1. I see quite a few laptops and notebooks coming with Linux or sometimes even with FreeDOS. The idea is to let the user finally pick the Operating System and not pay the OEM fee to Microsoft who is pushing Microsoft Vista editions for this category. Vista has become a power-hungry OS that is least preferred for laptops; and almost justifies their throwing out the OS rather than including Linux.

    Some manufacturers have started experiments to offer customized high-featured laptops on top of Ubuntu based frameworks. But, they haven’t entered the market in full swing. (I am talking about face recognition, remote control, finger-prints with a laptop shipping with Linux.) But these are a tiny portion of it.

    Back when the Desktop got freed to almost No Operating system Microsoft bettered their deal with OEMs to provide Microsoft Windows XP. Now with Microsoft

    Comment by gandalfgreyhelm | November 4, 2008 | Reply

  2. I see so it’s about giving the user more choice.

    Comment by turinghut8 | November 10, 2008 | Reply

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