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    Re: Arm-powered machines: Ubuntu set to debut on netbooks

    This is really great for Ubuntu. Excellent news.
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    I didn't realize Arm was a company. I thought these would involve some kind of hand crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I didn't realize Arm was a company. I thought these would involve some kind of hand crank.
    i'm glad i'm not the only one.

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    Re: Arm-powered machines: Ubuntu set to debut on netbooks

    Only yesterday was I talking to my dad about Ubuntu for the first time. Today he comes home and hands me a printed version of that article!! What a coincidence!

    It's great to see Ubuntu doing something like this, what's even better is, it's not Google, Microsoft, or Apple that are doing it...instead Ubuntu...(which aren't even an official money-making company (correct me if I'm wrong...)) I'm probably more inclined to get my hands on one of those devices now there's Ubuntu on it! =D

    I must confess, I've never heard of Arm in my life! But then again, I know nothing about mobile phones...

    There's a bit more information you can get on it here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I didn't realize Arm was a company. I thought these would involve some kind of hand crank.
    I thought that might get a laugh.

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    Re: Arm-powered machines: Ubuntu set to debut on netbooks

    How good is actually ARM? Power, speed, energy, battery?

    Also does this mean that Ubuntu netbooks will "outperform" Windows netbooks by far?
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    Re: Arm-powered machines: Ubuntu set to debut on netbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Ub1476 View Post
    How good is actually ARM? Power, speed, energy, battery?

    Also does this mean that Ubuntu netbooks will "outperform" Windows netbooks by far?
    ARM architecture CPU's are usually used for embedded and/or mobile devices. They have very low power consumption compared to normal CPU's. Like most RISC processors, they also have lower clock cycles.

    In terms of processing power, you're looking at between Intel 80386-like speed for low-end designs, to Pentium III-like speeds for higher-end designs.

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    Re: Arm-powered machines: Ubuntu set to debut on netbooks

    ARM used to be the cpu in Acorn machines and iinm used to be an acronym for Acorn Risc Machine.

    Iirc ARM was on a roll (upswing) and was spun off as Advanced Risc Machines but got sold off to Intel

    It's certainly good news for Ubuntu = bad news for Microsoft.

    why ?

    Microsoft doesn't want Joe Public to get used to Linux. Thats why you are seeing XP on eeepc/Laptots etc.

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    Beagle Boards with Ubuntu are in our future.

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