A version of Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution, will be developed for the ARMv7 processor, Canonical announced last week.
This could bring to market netbooks and other portable devices based on the more energy-efficient ARM processors, and challenge both Intel and AMD.
The Ubuntu Linux netbook version will be officially available from April next year. ARM processors are already used in mobile phones such as the iPhone and G1.
Intel recently had to issue a public apology for disparaging comments made about the performance of the ARM processor used in the iPhone, so it will be interesting to see what PR faux pas come from this announcement.
It should be good news for the consumer as netbook competition hots up.
(Via Open Source Pro Portal)
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