Next Linux kernel release supports more ARMs with less code

Posted by BernardSwiss on Oct 7, 2012 12:25 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Sean Gallagher
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Version 3.7 of the Linux kernel will be the first to support multiple versions of the ARM processor—a starting point toward a much-needed consolidation of Linux support for the system-on-a-chip architecture. In the long run, the changes could mean broader support for ARM by popular Linux distributions, making it easier for developers to build versions for a broader variety of target devices—everything from enterprise servers based on massive arrays of ARM processors to tablets and smartphones. And other changes in the 3.7 kernel could make it more attractive for low-cost touch tablets and other mobile devices—as well as a hacker's replacement for Windows RT.

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