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Chrome OS May Be Heading to ARM After All

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March 27, 2012 12:18:28 PM

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Last we heard, Chrome OS wasn't coming to tablets or smartphones, that it was focused on the laptop/netbook form factor.


This make sense since it will be competing with Android.
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March 27, 2012 1:09:07 PM

This is exciting as much as a new version of firefox is released.
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March 27, 2012 1:38:34 PM

sweet that means it should work on the raspberry pi
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March 27, 2012 6:06:11 PM

Logical means to expand the OS. Not surprising and should be a very simple port as the work has largely been done for other similiar products.
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March 27, 2012 7:19:54 PM

Raspberry Pi is Arm11. A15 is a 64bit arch, so unlikely. Also with SOC's it is not just the CPU arch that has to be ported but the whole system. They are not like PC's that have many standard systems and a 'BIOS'. Two SOCs that seem the same can be chalk and cheese. I have worked with SOCs for many years and have never had a system that can use another's Linux build. But having said that, the Pi is so massively popular (if only they shipped them) that there is always a chance that someone will hack a kernel to get chrome os to work. ;-)
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March 27, 2012 8:25:31 PM

richardukThe Pi is so massively popular (if only they shipped them) that there is always a chance that someone will hack a kernel to get chrome os to work. ;-)


Still waiting for mine. :(  Should come sometime next month though.
Anyway back on topic.. ARM looks like the direction computing will be taking.

All I see nowdays is ARM devices taking over, in fact almost every PC owner has a phone using an ARM processor. PC's may follow trend when they become more powerful clock-for-clock with current x64 CPU's.

Yes there may initially be compatibility issues with x86 software but sacrifices must be made in one area to advance in another.

Now to have my butt handed to me in downvotes for supporting ARM.. lol.
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March 29, 2012 6:29:36 PM

richarduk:

Arm11 uses the same instruction set as A15. A15 is _not_ 64-bit. And although you need some startup code to run on a certain board, linux is more or less the same on every board. Linaro is shipping binary builds, so it cannot be _that_ different. You do need to have a binary package (drivers) - but you need that on desktop as well.
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