ARM is a dead end

Itamar Reis Peixoto itamar at
Fri Jun 15 00:58:46 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been pointed to a news item about a (apparently the first) x86 (Atom)
> based smartphone:
> 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.
> So I would urge Fedora not to waste our time on a low-end architecture
> filling a temporary niche which will become obsolete as demand for
> performance increases. We should rather support only one primary
> architecture (x86, i.e.: x86_64, and legacy i686 as long as there's a need
> for it) and support it well, as we have done since we finally got rid of the
> legacy PPC burden. Niche architectures are exactly what secondary
> architectures are for.
>        Kevin Kofler

well, at my home I have more arm machines than x86

I am replacing x86 with arm


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