New Intel Chip Won’t Support Linux

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http://techcrunch.com – Intel will not support Linux in its upcoming chip for laptops and tablets. That leaves Windows 8 as the only operating system that will run on the Clover Trail Atom chip. To be clear, Linux can run on Clover Trail because it is an x86 chip. But it’s unlikely any device maker will want to go to the trouble to do it. Instead, Intel is giving Windows 8 the advantage of being the only OS that Clover Trail will support. Intel confirmed at its developer forum this week that it would not support Linux for Clover Trail. The news shows how far behind Microsoft is in the mobile race. Essentially, (IT news)