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  • The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

    Linux on ARMWhen he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips. But in 1987, Archimedes wasn't available to Torvalds in Finland, so he settled for the Sinclair QL. In the meanwhile, the Archimedes failed and disappeared from the scene, killing any chance for ARM chips to dominate PCs.

  • Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

    Linux on ARMSysadmin blog Microsoft now runs a bunch of Windows servers on ARM processors. Apparently, these ARM chips are quite good at their jobs and Microsoft might try converting entire categories of workloads over. All around the world the tech press has speculated on whether or not Windows on ARM will be showing up in on-premises datacenters. In doing so, they've completely missed the point.

  • Mainline Linux on 64-bit ARM Amlogic SoCs, and TV Boxes such as Wetek Hub / Player 2, NEXBOX A1 / A95X, etc…

    Linux on ARMWe’ve already seen Neil Armstrong, part of BayLibre, worked on adding Amlogic SoC (S905/S905X/S912) to mainline Linux via our virtual schedule for the Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit 2017. But at the time, although we could see some activity in Linux 4.10 including support for Nexbox A95X and Nexbox A1, they did provide that much details the work that had been done, but since then, ELC 2017 videos have been released, and BayLibre wrote a short post about 3D Graphics support in mainline Linux.

  • After Microsoft, Apple Also Increases Focus on ARM with New Low-Power Chip

    Linux on ARMOne of Microsoft’s Windows 10 expansion plans involves bringing the operating system on ARM chips as part of a project that could hit the shelves later this year, and now it turns out that Apple is also expanding its efforts into this area for future laptops.

  • Talk Of An ARM Vendor Open-Sourcing Their 3D Driver?

    Linux on ARMWhile we have seen a number of ARM vendors in recent years open-source and mainline DRM/KMS drivers in the Linux kernel for supporting their display blocks on modern SoCs, there has been little activity in the open-source 3D space still for ARM SoCs.

  • Suse: Question. What do you call second-place in ARM enterprise server linux? Answer: Red Hat

    Linux on ARMARM TechCon Suse is claiming victory over Red Hat by announcing – and these caveats are all crucial – "the first commercial enterprise Linux distribution optimized for ARM AArch64 architecture servers."

  • Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 chips over ARM processors

    Linux on ARMLinux pioneer Linus Torvalds is a stand-up guy—he says what he feels. There’s no sugarcoating, and he’ll admit to faults, like recent issues with the Linux 4.8 kernel. He was full of surprises at last week’s Linaro Connect conference, when he was asked about his favorite chip architecture. He didn’t blink before saying it was x86, not ARM.

  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 3 - can it displace Linux on Pi?

    Linux on ARMThe ARM-powered Raspberry Pi computers have a been a godsend to tinkerers, students, HTPC enthusiasts, and more. The inexpensive devices have proven quite useful for many projects, and continue to push the envelope on what can be achieved for little money. The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, while very limited, is quite the feat of engineering.

  • Watch: Mark Shuttleworth Talks Ubuntu, Snappy, Android, and ARM at MWC 2016

    Linux on ARMOne of the latest best things that happened this year at MWC (Mobile World Congress) for Canonical and Ubuntu, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, between February 22 and 25, 2016, is the following interview with Mark Shuttleworth.

  • Hands-on: Manjaro-ARM Linux on the Raspberry Pi 2

    Linux on ARMYou should have seen my eyes bug out when I saw the launch announcement for Manjaro-ARM. This is just too good to be true! I owe many thanks to the reader who saw the note on DistroWatch even before I did, and mentioned it in a comment to my previous PiCore post, thus putting me on the trail. I really do enjoy and appreciate all of the readers and comments. Well, almost all of them...

  • Running desktop Linux on a tablet: A lid for every pot

    Linux on ARMAndroid pretty much own the smartphone market with over 82% market share. Chrome OS is also making a serious dent in the PC market. Despite the dominance of these two Linux based distributions there are many users, including my friend Bryan Lunduke, who want to run 'regular Linux desktops' on tablets.

  • Getting Docker running on a high-end 64-bit ARM gaming console for fun and profit

    Linux on ARMI don’t really know how this happened. Again. :( Somehow over and over again these little ARM devices and maker devboards end up on my desk. So what is it this time? Well, look at this beauty because words cannot even begin to describe it:

  • Linux 4.3 Release – Main Changes, ARM and MIPS Architectures

    Linux on ARMSo it *felt* like the last week of the rc series was busy, to the point where I got a bit worried about the release. But doing the actual numbers shows that that really was just my subjective feeling, probably due to the kernel summit and travel back home from Korea. It wasn’t actually a particularly busy week, it’s just that the pull requests were more noticeable in the last couple of days.

  • Linus Torvalds Wants to See a Real ARM Computer That You Can Develop On One Day

    Linux on ARMFreshly returned from the LinuxCon Europe Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel project, has just published a short continuation of the interview with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

  • With Raspbian 'Jessie' release, has the Raspberry Pi lost its way?

    Linux on ARMIf you own a Raspberry Pi, you are probably a really cool guy or gal. Well, actually, I should say that you are cool in the geek community (it probably won't get you a date with a cheerleader). In other words, owning the diminutive maker-friendly computer is a geeky status symbol that indicates you are in-the-know.

  • Suse Linux Enterprise 12 Says Hello to ARM

    Linux on ARMSuse's partnership with ARM reflects the company's "we adapt, you succeed" philosophy, said Suse senior technology strategist David Byte. Supporting ARM architecture is about going where the business is. "From a competitive perspective, partners who engage with these technologies early will be able to take advantage of any number of innovations that are happening at the silicon level."

  • ARM widens the appeal of its IoT OS with mbed client that runs on Linux

    Linux on ARMThe race for the hearts and minds of IoT developers is in full swing and ARM has been positioning itself as the defacto standard for IoT devices. Based on its hardware alone that isn’t an unreasonable proposition, but to sweeten the deal ARM has been working hard on its software offering.

  • Using ARM chips and Linux, Barcelona center dreams of being 'Airbus of supercomputing'

    Linux on ARMIn the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), big data isn't a new or revolutionary concept. The center, located on the campus of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, has been managing huge volumes of data for companies from fields as diverse as energy and pharmaceuticals since 2005, helping them cut costs and boost returns.

  • Red Hat Primes ARM Server Ecosystem with Early Access Program

    Linux on ARMARM is not yet a primary target for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux server, but it will be at some point in the near future. Red Hat has grown its ARM Partner Early Access program to 35 members, including both software and silicon vendors.

  • ​Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux grows up

    Linux on ARMLast year, Red Hat decided that the 64-bit ARM architecture was ready for the data center and cloud. This year, Red Hat announced that its Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program has expanded to include more than 35 companies. It also expects them to contribute open-source system-specific software and drivers to the upstream Linux ARM community.


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