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Look out, the Netbook war is ongoing - X86/Macbook + ARM
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Feb 2011, 10:34    Post_subject:  Look out, the Netbook war is ongoing - X86/Macbook + ARM  

Interesting developments taking place....

Scenario....You're in the middle of an important letter, maybe on a plane, and the battery indicator shows low, so you save your work, and shutdown/transfer to your the word processor in your ARM based OS - IN THE SAME LAPTOP/DEVICE
- The energy savings of the ARM processor give you an extra hour of battery use, allowing finishing the letter, emailing it, and having a quick chat to confirm you'll be arriving soon....

Interested? 2 options -

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/12/cupp-hybrid-pc-makes-dynamic-duo-out-of-arm-and-x86-dubious-new/

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/cupp-crams-arm-inside-of-a-macbook-pro-makes-it-run-android-wit/

Semi-sadly Android powered, until PuppyARM gets sorted

Meanwhile, more Open Source ARM devices are getting predicted for near roll-out

http://elinux.org/PandaBoard_Netbook

There will hopefully be more progress thanks to Adobe - Flash is being open sourced - YAY [Microshaft are appparently upset...boo hoo]

http://www.openscreenproject.org/

http://armdevices.net/2010/04/29/flash-support-on-all-arm-cortex-a8-a9-devices/

Also see Linaro for more ARM/linux/open source team-ups

http://www.linaro.org/

If you have an ARM development board check these Kernel/U-boot and GCC tools

http://www.linaro.org/downloads/

Also

http://elinux.org/Main_Page

enjoy Very Happy

Aitch Smile
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