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ExaGear Desktop lets you run x86 apps on a Raspberry Pi (or other ARM-based devices)

Eltech launched an application called ExaGear Desktop last year, offering the ability to run software developed for x86 chips on computers with ARMv7 processors. That means you can run x86 apps on a Raspberry Pi 2. Now ExaGear Desktop can also work on chips featuring older ARMv6 architecture, which means the software now supports the first-gen Raspberry […]

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iConsole.tv Haswell-powered gaming PC dual boots Android, Ubuntu

Sure, the graphics capabilities of ARM-based chips keep getting better. But have you ever wished you could run Android games on a computer with desktop-class graphics? Yeah me neither — there’s not really much point, since those games were designed for ARM-based devices. But that’s not stopping the maker of the iConsole.tv gaming system from […]

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More small PC boards with x86 processors for $75 or less

Inexpensive mini computers with ARM-based chips have gotten a lot of attention this year. But if you’re willing to spend a few dollars more you can get a much more powerful and versatile system with an x86 processor. Recently we took a look at the Asus C60M1-I mini-ITX motherboard with an AMD C-60 dual core […]

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Update: HP’s low-power Moonshot servers will support x86, ARM chips

Yesterday HP announced that it had begun testing the first low-power servers based on its Project Moonshot designs, and that the new servers could enter production later this year. Last year when HP unveiled its plans to invest in new low-power server technology, the company was focusing on technology featuring clusters of ARM-based chips. Since […]

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VIA ships fewer x86 processors in 2011, holds onto distant 3rd place

VIA Technologies isn’t exactly a household name, but the Taiwanese company is the third largest maker of x86 processors for notebook, desktop, and server computers. But it’s a distant third place, with VIA capturing just about 0.1 percent of the market in the last quarter of 2011. Researchers at IDC have released their latest report on […]

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Fastest ARM chips are comparable to Intel’s slowest Atom chips

Over the past few years ARM-based processors have been getting more and more powerful, while chip makers have been working to make x86 chips more power efficient. So it should come as no surprise that we’ll soon see smartphones and tablets with Intel chips. But we may also see laptop and desktop computers with ARM […]

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Google Android 4.0 offers better support for x86 chips

Google’s Android operating system is built on open source software, and that’s allowed device makers to tweak the OS and install it on a wide range of devices. While most Android phones and tablets released so far have shipped with ARM-based processors, we’ve also seen devices with MIPS chips or Intel processors. But up until […]

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Windows 8 on ARM won’t run many older Windows apps

Windows 8 will be the first desktop operating system from Microsoft to support microprocessors with both x86 and ARM architectures. This week at the company’s Build conference for developers, Microsoft has been showing off laptop, desktop, and tablet computers with both x86 and ARM chips, and talking about how many of the new features in […]