[Arm-netbook] Microsoft

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Apr 11 10:38:39 BST 2014

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 6:28 AM, Hrvoje Lasic <lasich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Microsoft plans to give windows 8.1 licenses for free (or at least I
> undestand so)for certain devices.

 the manufacturers still have a huge porting issue to contend with:
imagine the nightmare of the linux kernel and u-boot porting to the
wildly-disparate basically customise-from-scratch ARM world... take
away the linux community and u-boot community and drop the word
"Microsoft" in its place.

 ... that's if they actually mean "ARM or MIPS tablets under 9in".
they could just be referring to "x86 tablets under 9in".  with the new
intel z3770 that's *just* about becoming a possibility, except that
the cost is very very high because it's a vaaaast number of pins on
the z37xx series with very very low dot pitch as a result.

 ... still interesting :)


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