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Re: Advice on system purchase

On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:56:25 +0100
Tony van der Hoff <tony@vanderhoff.org> 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:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/30/amd_to_partner_with_arm_for_server_cpus/

Just saw that, too:


Although to be fair, Stan was talking about desktops, and this is about


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