Love the video
sad about intel
The statements "will not support" and "will not work" are quite different from each other. Unless Intel implements some hidden flag in the ID of the CPU, it should work just fine with kernels compiled for an x86 architecture. Linux users might miss out on some specific optimizations Clover Trail brings tot he table, but whether or not that'll truly matter remains to be seen.
It's upsetting nonetheless, because without official support, we're not going to see commercial Linux tablets released with Clover Trail. I can't imagine Canonical is too pleased about this.
It's a good reason not to buy them.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Paul, have you forgotten that the 32nm Intel ATOM's are all using GMA's based on Imagination PowerVR GPU's?
Intel can't support Linux because Imagination doesn't support Open Source!
This is the same issue as the last time Intel used Imagination based GMA's with the GMA 500/600 used in the Z-Series ATOMs...
Fortunately, Intel will be going back to their own GMA technology when they roll out the 22nm ATOMs and then should supply Linux support as they have traditionally done.
This is the same issue being experienced with the Cedar Trail ATOM netbooks... Linux can run but the graphic drivers are pretty much crippled. There has been some progress though...
No problem. I shun Intel processors anyhow. Their performance per dollar is inferior to AMD and even VIA processors. When I worked at Intel I was informed that we were NOT to use the term "Wintel" as it implied a collusion between Intel and Microsoft, which for legal reasons Intel would prefer to deny. But it *does* exist. TYhis announcement is simply proof of that collusion.
As for "crippled graphic drivers," Intel's video chipsets are greatly inferior to Nvidia's and AMD's that they are unable to support a widely used CAD file viewer properly, requiring us to buy dual-GPU laptops for our field staff (because no one makes laptops with *just* AMD or Nvidia GPUs at a reasonable price).
Apparently, AMD's upcoming Hondo (replaces Desna for tablets) won't support Linux at launch either.
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