[sf-lug] [Fwd:Dell has dragged the Linux-ARM Trojan horse inside the Wintel PC]
bliss at sfo.com
Fri Feb 13 09:27:52 PST 2009
> wow! thanks for the info.
Yes well I went and looked for the specs on the two models of Latitude
mentioned below and they are expensive, sold only in the business section
and having perused the specs sheet I see no mention of the ARM processor
nor of the Linux functions so i presume they are hidden as phone phunctions
and the ARM is supposed to be there with the Linux to handle these
> whatever happened to the linux bios effort?
It changed its name to coreboot.
> i recently read something to the effect that the
> increase in handheld systems (e.g. cellphones and
> their kin) don't work well with big software such as
> windows but do with more scaleable software such as
Most hardware does better with Linux if some competent
people are dealing with which functions are needed and with
how such functions should be presented, but which OS does
the iPhone run?
> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 19:01 -0800, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>> This from the Team Amiga mailing list.
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: [TAML-WNT] Dell has dragged the Linux-ARM Trojan horse inside
>> the Wintel PC
>> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 03:51:03 +0100 (CET)
>> From: Odd H. Sandvik <thechronic at snipped.no>
>> Reply-To: taml at lists.worldnewstrust.com
>> To: taml at lists.worldnewstrust.com
>> "The Dell Latitude E4200 and E4300 laptop computers run a version of Linux as an "instant-on" operating system on ARM-based hardware with flash memory. This subsystem is separate to the main Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system running on an Intel Core2 Duo processor. In theory, users can do email and other light applications under Linux, Mozilla and so on, and only need switch to the Windows operating system and the Intel processor for the heavier applications."
>> Odd H. Sandvik
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