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Old 06-08-2011, 02:41 AM   #1
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LXer: Will your next PC be running Android?

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Recently, I predicted that the future of the PC may not be powered by the x86 processor architecture. With ARM chips assimilating everything from smartphones to cars, and companies like Nvidia working on high performance CPUs based on the ARM architecture, the assumption that x86 will continue to dominate the PC no longer looks iron-clad.

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For starters, very little effort has been put into rejigging Windows' mouse-optimised splurge of buttons and icons to suit manual prods and swishes. What's more, despite 3D acceleration, touch-driven animations are still clunky.

I marvel at the fact that my six-core, 12-thread ultra-PC fails to scroll webpages as smoothly as my battered smartphone. It's pathetic.
Blame windows, or the user setup for that, not the i7 X6....
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Just because your future PC may have an ARM processor, it doesn't mean it has to run Android. Slackware and other distros have been ported to ARM.
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ARM in future PC? I don't think so.


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