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RE: Intel Atom Processor

> The atom seem to be x86-compatible. so what is the issue that would stop
> it from any i386-based Debian package?
That's true. But it seems that these processors are low power and are made for Ultra mobile PC (UMPC) and netbooks and to take advantage of this the applications need to be optimized/ported to take advantages that this  processor has to offer.

For example, Ubuntu started the netbook-remix program to port applications for Intel Atom processors based on the Intel's moblin project (http://www.moblin.org/).

And therefore I was wondering if Debian community is planning to have something like this.

Thank you once again for your time.

Kushal Koolwal

I do blog at http://blogs.koolwal.net/

> Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 01:06:47 -0400
> From: kevin.mark@verizon.net
> To: kushalkoolwal@hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: Intel Atom Processor
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:31:23AM -0700, Kushal Koolwal wrote:
>> Hello,
>> First of all I apologize if this question is not appropriate for this mailing list. I scanned the entire Debian Mailing Lists and I thought this might be the most appropriate. If it is not then please direct me to the correct one.
>> Now the question:
>> I was wondering if there is any development amongst the Debian community with regards to supporting Intel's latest low power Atom processor which will be mostly used in UMPC (Ultra mobile PC).
>> http://www.intel.com/technology/atom/index.htm
>> While researching over this on the Internet I came across the following website which mentions about Ubuntu having some sort of support for this processor.
>> http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/ubuntu-linux-remix.html
>> And therefore I was thinking if Debian Project is planning to natively support these?
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Kushal
> The atom seem to be x86-compatible. so what is the issue that would stop
> it from any i386-based debian package?
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