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Facebook Joins Linaro Linux-on-ARM Effort 60

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.

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.