ARM is a dead end

Chris Adams cmadams at
Fri Jun 15 00:21:16 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> said:
> So even smartphones are going x86 now. It looks like x86 is going to defeat 
> ARM just like it defeated all the previous attempts at changing the 
> instruction set, even Intel's own IA-64. The fastest x86 CPUs are still 
> worlds faster than the fastest ARM CPUs. This new smartphone's single-core 
> Atom is competitive in speed with other smartphones' multi-core ARMs.

_A_ smartphone is trying Atom (and there's no telling if it will be
successful).  ARM still beats the tar out of x86 at performance per
watt hour, and Atom hasn't come close after years on the market.

What about Fedora supporting ARM offends you so much to bring this rant?
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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