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Facebook Joins Linaro Linux-on-ARM Effort 60

Posted by timothy
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dgharmon writes "It has been more than two years since Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, and Texas Instruments formed a non-profit software company called Linaro to help focus the disparate efforts to get Linux running well on ARM processors and system-on-chip designs. A slew of companies, some new to the ARM racket, have joined the Linaro effort – and as of Thursday afternoon, so has social media juggernaut Facebook."
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Facebook Joins Linaro Linux-on-ARM Effort

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  • Not About Mobile (Score:5, Interesting)

    by fm6 (162816) on Sunday November 04, 2012 @07:09PM (#41875371) Homepage Journal

    Even if Facebook is planning a smartphone (huh?) they don't have a lot of motivation to improve core Linux on ARM. I think it more likely that they're seriously looking at transitioning their (huge) data centers to ARM in order to save energy costs.

    I've poo-pooed ARM-server speculation in the past, but this goes way beyond speculation.

I've got a bad feeling about this.

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