Intel declares Clover Trail Atom processor a no-linux zone

Posted by BernardSwiss on Sep 15, 2012 7:28 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Sean Gallagher
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During presentations at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on September 13, Intel officials confirmed that the upcoming “Clover Trail” version of the company’s low-power Atom processor would not support Linux.

The Clover Field processor is targeted at mobile devices, such as low-cost notebooks and tablets. The Inquirer reports that an Intel representative at IDF declared that Clover Trail “cannot run Linux” and is exclusively “a Windows 8 chip.”

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