Intel has marketed that the Internet is built on x86, and that ARM does not deliver the same quality of experience for web browsing and consuming web content. That certainly held some truth at one point. But ARM has subsequently refuted Intel's claims. So let's a have collective and forward looking review of just how tied netbooks will be to any particular architecture. This blog is all about participation; please offer any new thoughts.
Let's 1st define netbooks as smaller notebook-like devices which are used for consuming Internet and media content, and doing lightweight Internet tasks. Which is to say, let's not focus on elements of netbooks where people use them as small notebooks, and thus desire much of the related Windows compatibility. Additionally, let's have a forward look at what will likely become available within the 2009 timeframe so we're not looking in the rear-view mirror. Here are some areas to explore -- please send input on which things you don't believe will become available for ARM in that context. I'll create an ongoing matrix.
- local applications
- browser plugins/add-ons/extensions
- media players/codecs/etc
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