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ARMing desktop Linux

Oct 13, 2009, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"ARM Holdings, the company behind the ARM Cortex processor family, wants to see this happen. It's not, that ARM sees a big future for itself as a desktop/laptop processor company. According to Simon Segars, executive vice president and general manager of ARM's physical IP division, ARM decided to enter this market mainly to counter Intel's moves in the mobile phone market.

"Segars said, "We are more worried about Intel encroaching into the high-end of smartphones, than we are about netbooks. If ARM is successful in devices like netbooks, it will be a nice incremental revenue for the company."

"This is not exactly the kind of enthusiastic support Linux fans or vendors would like to see."

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