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CPU Diversification: Ubuntu's Gain, Microsoft's Loss

Jun 04, 2009, 12:02 (5 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Apple's decision in 2006 to ditch the PowerPC architecture in favor of Intel CPUs meant that Windows could run on virtually every consumer-class desktop and laptop computer in the world--a goal towards which Microsoft had worked for more than a decade, as it promoted the x86 architecture over its alternatives.

"But that success was short-lived, as ARM chips, like Qualcomm's Snapdragon (which was recently previewed in netbooks at Computex in Taiwan), stand poised to attack the market share of x86 CPUs."

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