At ARM’s recent earnings call, CEO Warren East talked up a new type of hybrid computer platform.  This platform would use Intel for serious processor intensive work and ARM as a dashboard type of OS for web browsing and email.  According to East,  Dell’s Latitude ON E4200 is already doing this.  Other manufacturers are using Linux distros like Splashtop that run on Intel.  Apple has every reason to do this as well.  They already have a pretty solid ARM OS with an App store and plenty of applications. 

An ARM chip from PASemi could also thwart Hackintoshes.  Could hybrid Macs be coming down the pipe?  Read More at Computerworld



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