November 2, 2012

On ARM Servers and Portable PCS, Linux Is Growing as a Pre-Loaded Option

When many of us think of Linux, we think of our own roll-your-own deployments of it on our own devices, but there is a fast-growing trend toward powerful companies with commercial interests driving desktop and server systems that run Linux.

Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization developing open source software for the ARM architecture, has announced the formation of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) and the addition of AMD, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, Calxeda, Canonical, Cavium, Facebook, HP, Marvell and Red Hat as Linaro members. The powerful companies will work together on ARM servers that run Linux. Meanwhile, many new desktop systems are arriving with Linux pre-loaded.

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