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  • David Rusling: The Future of ARM Linux

    Linux on ARMAt Linaro Connect in Hong Kong, David Rusling (Linaro CTO) talks about the future of ARM Linux, from mobile up into tablets, round into the enterprise, and then down to the desktop.

  • Linaro's DMZ for the ARMies

    Linux on ARMLinaro is leading ARM Linux unification efforts, according to its CEO, and the organisation is looking to lead the ARMies of chip makers in other areas of Linux development as well by acting as a safe "demilitarised zone" for the many ARM vendors that make up its membership.

  • Take Two: Comparing JVMs on ARM/Linux

    Linux on ARMAlthough the intent of the previous article, entitled Comparing JVMs on ARM/Linux, was to introduce and highlight the availability of the HotSpot server compiler (referred to as c2) for Java SE-Embedded ARM v7,  it seems, based on feedback, that everyone was more interested in the OpenJDK comparisons to Java SE-E.  But there were two main concerns:

  • What the Raspberry Pi Means for ARM, Open Source Computing

    Linux on ARMSome days I think ARM computing belongs in the same category as “the cloud” — both have generated huge amounts of buzz but haven’t always lived up to the hype.  Yet the latest ARM product to hit the market, the Raspberry Pi mini-computer, might be proof that there is something to the supposed ARM revolution after all — particularly for the open source channel. Here’s why.

  • Linux Fans Gorge on Raspberry Pi

    Linux on ARMRaspberry Pi is the name given to an ultra-low-cost computer that went on sale recently for just $35. The bare-bones PC, which is built to run a few different flavors of Linux, is capable of hooking up to a mouse, keyboard, HDTV and Ethernet. Initial interest has been strong -- the first batch quickly sold out.

  • Raspberry Pi with a week to go

    Linux on ARMRaspberry Pi has been designed to inspire a new generation of teenage computer programmers, by a team of Cambridge entrepreneurs and academics frustrated by the lack of computer science talent emerging from schools. Much awaited, it should be availble in the next week or so.

  • Linux Event TV: Jon Corbet Talks Android, ARM and LWN

    Linux on ARMLWN.net Editor, Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation weather forecaster Jon Corbet talks to us from Android Builders Summit. He shares a summary of the keynote panel that discussed Android code and the mainline Linux kernel, memory management, ARM, the Linux weather forecast for the next 6 months and who is contributing now to the Linux platform.

  • Comparing JVMs on ARM/Linux

    Linux on ARMFor quite some time, Java Standard Edition releases have included both client and server bytecode compilers (referred to as c1 and c2 respectively), whereas Java SE-Embedded binaries only contained the client c1 compiler. The rationale for excluding c2 stems from the fact that (1) eliminating optional components saves space, where in the embedded world, space is at a premium, and (2) embedded platforms were not given serious consideration for handling server-like workloads.

  • Ubuntu's Already Making Plans For ARM In 2014, 2015

    Linux on ARMDavid Mandala of Canonical talked last week at Linux.Conf.Au 2012 about the history of Ubuntu Linux supporting the ARM architecture, what's coming up for Ubuntu ARM in the 12.04 LTS release, and even what's expected from Ubuntu on ARM as far out as 2015.

  • Microsoft (Illegally?) Demanding ARM OEMs to Block Linux on Windows 8 Hardware

    Linux on ARMMicrosoft has been discovered to have changed its requirements for the upcoming ARM version of Windows 8. The change essentially will prohibit ARM devices, including PCs, from running operating systems other than Windows 8 after they ship to customers.

  • Is Microsoft Blocking Linux Booting on ARM Hardware?

    Linux on ARMBack in September last year, there was a bit of a to-do about Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot technology in Windows 8, when a Red Hat engineer posted the following:

  • The End of the x86 Era

    Linux on ARMIntel's dominance in the world of microprocessors remains unabated and should persevere for the next decade despite stiff competition from AMD, ARM, and potentially some new players. The demise is in mind share, especially with the whole idea about microprocessors and the x86.

  • Mad Dog 21/21: ARMs To Fare Well

    Linux on ARMSteve Jobs was such a captivating promoter of inventions that his products reshaped our thinking, defining or redefining products we once thought we fully understood. At his best, Jobs was almost too good. If Picasso were God all fish would be flounders. But the computer industry, like nature, fosters diversity. Apple's smart clients, the iPhone and iPad, are iconic devices built around systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), but they are not the only important applications of this technology. Servers, too, can be made from compact, efficient, and inexpensive SoCs. And they will prove to be exceedingly disruptive.

  • Project Moonshot: HP's Secret ARM Servers Get Official

    Linux on ARMEven as x86 chipmakers like Intel Corp. (INTC) dream of getting a piece of lucrative smartphone and tablet chip market dominated by ARM Holdings plc (LON:ARM) licensees, ARM is ready to take the fight to Intel.  Already preparing to invade the laptop space, courtesy of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) incoming support with Windows 8, ARM has just taken a major step towards establishing a beachhead on Intel's most fertile and fast growing empire -- the server market.


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