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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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(Nearly) full tickless operation in 3.10
32-bit x86 will be relevant for some time yet
Posted Jun 2, 2012 5:58 UTC (Sat) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
It's still going strong! One of the first things I did was add a 1-gig stick of RAM to it, it's one of the first netbooks with a regular SATA interface and I chose the 120 gig "rotating rust" drive, but I still plan to upgrade that to either 128/256 gig SSD or 500 gig "rotating rust" at some point. I just replaced the battery for the second time a few weeks ago.
As TFA mentions, we /are/ talking Debian cycles, here, but still. If it weren't for netbooks, and likely x86 based touchpads at some point, x86 /was/ headed toward footnote territory, but that gave it a new lease on life and now I expect it to be with us for some time.
Meanwhile, not directly related but food for thought: A lot of touch-screen based retail cash registers are P4 or similar based, now, often running MS-DOS with memory extenders and TSR-based networking and touch-input stacks. Either android or more traditional linux could eventually take that, on either x86-32 or arm.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 12:57 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 6, 2012 19:47 UTC (Wed) by JanC_ (guest, #34940)
http://www.norhtec.com/ (the Xcore86/Xcore86+ are rebranded DM&P chips)
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