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Novel wont port SUSE to ARM for notebooks

At least for now anyway

| Laptops News | Posted: Mar 17, 2009 5:25 pm

There have been rumblings of using ARM for netbooks (I wonder how well they will 1080p) and of course there is much ado about what OS will be used.


ARM has asked Microsoft to port Windows 7 over so that people with the low power SoC ARM setup can run that as an option. But the Linux community is already one step ahead.


It seems that Unbuntu is in the process of being ported as it Xandros; however Novel has decided not to port over and has stated there will be no SUSE for ARM based netbooks for now.
If Ubuntu and Xandro for ARM get out quickly Linux may again beat MS to the punch like they did when netbooks were first introduced.


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Novel wont port SUSE to ARM for notebooks

But Novell Inc. said no, for now. Markus Rex, acting senior vice president and general manager for open platform solutions at Novell, told Computerworld on Monday: "There certainly is a lot of hype around ARM-based netbooks, [but] at the moment, we don't do anything on ARM-based devices."


"Linux runs just fine on ARM," Rex said. "But we decided to focus on a couple of opportunities that are in the pipeline now."


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