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Old 10-01-2012, 05:38 AM   #16
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I do not really understand: why processor supports linux? I would rather say linux supports that processor too. As it was mentioned before linux runs on a lot of different processors, so it would be relatively easy to add one more type. Any other OSs are strictly connected to one or two kind of cpus (families). But probably I misunderstood.

Why isn't there an "I don't care" option?

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:29 AM   #17
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The next step for the Atom architecture is Valley View, which does away with PowerVR, replacing it with Intel's own grapics. Intel promises good Linux support for this architecture, and it will use smaller transistors, thus providing a speed and power efficiency gain.

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Also, Incase if you don't know... Clover Trail is the name of the next Intel Processor.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #18
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rokytnji,
I (only now) saw your link in your signature to the linux courses. Great stuff in there to review! Thanks!

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #19
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When someone says something that is scatological, it is unfortunately human-nature that such a comment will implicitly be believed.

There is, quite unfortunately, an entire generation of (young...) people who cut their baby-teeth on Windows, who for many years knew of nothing but Windows, and who somehow to this day think that "anything and everything other than Microsoft Windows" is, somehow, "illegitimate." Such that someday Bill Gates is going to materialize and take all of them out behind the barn to give them a whuppin' for their arrogant impertinence. For ever breathing the word, "Linux," which is so-obviously a mortal sin ...

Now, for a reality check.

Intel, just like their number-one competitor AMD, makes microprocessors. They do it to a fairly small set of software specifications (which they developed ...) and to a larger set of hardware specs. The chip that drives your laptop isn't the same one that drives a tablet isn't the same one that drives a phone, and so on.

But ... what's the number-one thing that they can't do? Exactly: they can't dictate what operating-system(s) you must run. They might well design a particular chip knowing in advance what OS it will be expected to run, and design that chip accordingly, but they will never cut themselves off from any of their many, many markets.
 
Old 10-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #20
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When someone says something that is scatological, it is unfortunately human-nature that such a comment will implicitly be believed.

There is, quite unfortunately, an entire generation of (young...) people who cut their baby-teeth on Windows, who for many years knew of nothing but Windows, and who somehow to this day think that "anything and everything other than Microsoft Windows" is, somehow, "illegitimate." Such that someday Bill Gates is going to materialize and take all of them out behind the barn to give them a whuppin' for their arrogant impertinence. For ever breathing the word, "Linux," which is so-obviously a mortal sin ...

Now, for a reality check.

Intel, just like their number-one competitor AMD, makes microprocessors. They do it to a fairly small set of software specifications (which they developed ...) and to a larger set of hardware specs. The chip that drives your laptop isn't the same one that drives a tablet isn't the same one that drives a phone, and so on.

But ... what's the number-one thing that they can't do? Exactly: they can't dictate what operating-system(s) you must run. They might well design a particular chip knowing in advance what OS it will be expected to run, and design that chip accordingly, but they will never cut themselves off from any of their many, many markets.
True. --Although Microsoft would be happy to have every PC put on the market under their own lock-and-key.


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