OLPC Set to Dump X86 for Arm Chips in XO-2

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Mar 12, 2009 10:10 AM EDT
PC World; By Agam Shah
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One Laptop Per Child is set to dump x86 processors, instead opting to put low-power Arm-based processors in its next-generation XO-2 laptop with the aim of improving battery life. The nonprofit is "almost" committed to putting the Arm-based chip in the next-generation XO-2 laptop, which is due for release in 18 months, said Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of OLPC. The XO-1 laptop currently ships with Advanced Micro Devices' aging Geode chip, which is based on an x86 design.

[Well, so much for trying to run Windows on your OLPC :-) - Sander]

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