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ARM has legs. Real world use.

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12 hours ago, splitice said:

2. Lack of support. There is a general lack of binaries already compiled for ARM. Photoshop? Visual Studio? etc

The story behind ScaleWay

"We underestimated the lack of upstream kernel support with our new hardware. The SoC we were using, was usually employed in NAS servers and mobile phones, which only need stability and performance, so they don’t care about having a closed-source patched kernel, but our users do."

https://medium.com/scaleway-cloud/thank-you-scaleway-9dc5ba30b9a5#.jy9ubokpu

In fact, those 3€ ARM servers are near useless, and slow at best, if you want to develop systems..

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On 9.8.2016 at 7:35 AM, splitice said:

2. Lack of support. There is a general lack of binaries already compiled for ARM. Photoshop? Visual Studio? etc

This is a different story.

Eclipse, RubyMine, JDeveloper, .... a lot of IDEs are working. No Microsoft support, but everything else is working.

Same with Mainline kernel support. 3.14LS seems outdated, but a lot of stuff is backported - even Docker support. So a 3'alike Version can be "newer" than a 4.2 kernel.

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