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Good News, Bad News for Open Source Atom and ARM Support

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http://www.thevarguy.com – It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times — when it comes to open source hardware support, that is. This month has seen a few major announcements about open source compatibility with emerging hardware devices, some of which have been encouraging for the Free Software crowd, and others not so much. Read on for a summary. First off, Intel (NASDAQ: INTL) announced last week that its new “Clover Trail” chip will not support Linux. The hardware, one of the latest in Intel’s popular Atom line of low-energy, cost efficient CPUs, will run on Windows only. That (IT news)