Reply to post: Re: Is Linus's vision really this narrow?

Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

Ken Hagan Gold badge

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.

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