"ARM Sparrow" processor for Netbooks, MIDs

ARM processor is widely used in variety of phones including the likes of Windows Mobile, iPhone and Nokia. At the Mobile World Congress, the ARM announced their new processor. This time, it was not for the mobiles, but for the netbooks.

According to the ARM, it’s instruction set is similar to one found in Palm Pre. However, what makes it different is its multi-core technology, which can tremendously increase performance. But, here is the main problem with this processor: it is not x86 compatible, which will not allow you to run your favorite Windows OS on it. Although, it still has huge changes of getting very popular in the netbook space as two very popular linux distributions: Ubuntu and Debian Linux, both can run on this ARM based CPU.

[via pcmag]

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