Re: Advice on system purchase
On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:56:25 +0100
Tony van der Hoff <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 30/10/12 05:02, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> > It's simple economics: If one could make a decent amount of profit
> > pushing an ARM based desktop CPU into the market, they'd do it. They
> > haven't done it, nor will do it, because there's no money to be made,
> > only losses, as history has shown us. Both IBM/Motorola and DEC lost
> > money and failed to drive adoption of their RISC chips in desktops.
> > Apple dropped PPC for Intel, eliminating the last RISC CPU in desktop
> > machines. Given this history, if you're an exec at ARM, would you
> > consider such a push viable? Let alone profitable? No, you wouldn't.
> Well, maybe the've got more insight than you:
Just saw that, too:
Although to be fair, Stan was talking about desktops, and this is about