RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Mar 20 20:41:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 06:54:07PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> > Kevin, you don't know what you are talking about. Every cell phone has
> > an ARM cpu in it. Smart phone or otherwise. Almost every HDTV has an ARM
> > cpu in it. Almost every tablet has an ARM cpu in it.
> Several of those are not suitable devices to run a general purpose GNU/Linux 
> distribution on, and even for those which are, why would they be our primary 
> target?

It's a matter of time, and not very much time at that.

My £400 tablet has plenty enough power, storage and whatever else to
run Fedora.  Fedora works pretty well on £200 Trim Slice servers.
Fedora is going to be shipped with £25 Raspberry Pi devices in the
near future.


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