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Smartbooks?

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I read that there will be about 20 smartbooks coming out in the beginning of next year. :ugeek:
"Ready or not; 2010 Could Be The Year Of The Smartbook"
http://www.liliputing.com/2009/12/ready ... books.html
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Could ReactOS run on a smartbook? :?:

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swight
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Re: Smartbooks?

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The problem I would suspect would be the ARM processors. I do seem to remember an ARM porting effort but I don't know what the full results of that effort was. Even if it did work there would likely be issues with running windows applications unless there was some sort of emulation layer to handle the conversion of x86(AMD,Intel,ect.) instructions to ARM instructions.

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ARM port is being actively developed, at a quite slower rate than x86 one, though

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elhoir wrote:ARM port is being actively developed, at a quite slower rate than x86 one, though
I'm not sure what gives you that impression, I would say the ARM port is moving along at the same speed, possibly even quicker than x86.

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Ged wrote:
elhoir wrote:ARM port is being actively developed, at a quite slower rate than x86 one, though
I'm not sure what gives you that impression, I would say the ARM port is moving along at the same speed, possibly even quicker than x86.
I think, curently x86 at least boots, while ARM port isnt arriving to explorer.exe. Maybe it is moving currently at the same speed, but x86 is currently more usable than ARM port(because first was moving since more time ago).

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vicmarcal wrote:
Ged wrote:
elhoir wrote:ARM port is being actively developed, at a quite slower rate than x86 one, though
I'm not sure what gives you that impression, I would say the ARM port is moving along at the same speed, possibly even quicker than x86.
I think, curently x86 at least boots, while ARM port isnt arriving to explorer.exe. Maybe it is moving currently at the same speed, but x86 is currently more usable than ARM port(because first was moving since more time ago).
The statement was about development speed, no one mentioned usability.

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Re: Smartbooks?

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Ged wrote:
vicmarcal wrote: I think, curently x86 at least boots, while ARM port isnt arriving to explorer.exe. Maybe it is moving currently at the same speed, but x86 is currently more usable than ARM port(because first was moving since more time ago).
The statement was about development speed, no one mentioned usability.
Sure, i was just adding extra info from my POV :)

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