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

werdsmith Silver badge

Re: The man is a giant...

The Pi's origins are hobbling it a bit, its chip is actually a GPU that has an ARM processor tagged on as an auxiliary support device, it actually depends on the GPU to boot. That was what was available to the founders without developing something new, and they presumably didn't foresee their current situation (and even if they did they were working on a shoestring). If they were to depart from the mostly compatible Pi format and produce something with dedicated NIC, SATA and RAM > 1GB and they used the existing PI popularity to make that into something of a standard then you have a step toward ARM/Linux desktop.

But I think that would require an external backer, like Broadcom maybe, to take a risk on it.

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