Re: Is Linus's vision really this narrow?
"It's not the x86 architecture [...], it's the Wintel monopoly and the resulting vendor-defined architectural specs,"
In the article that I read, that was exactly Linus' point.
"Imagine a world without ARM. It'd be a bit different. Nokia-style mobile phones, except with a battery life of two hours. ... "
You mean, a world where every non-pc application had a bespoke CPU and system architecture and locked you in to that vendor for support. Sounds familiar and, again, I think that was Linus' point.