5 posts • joined 16 Oct 2012
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck...
Re: Here's the specs
Why the numerical keypad? I never use it and I don't think granny is heavy on data entry either. It's useless and just clutters the design. Typical of non-design-driven companies though (i.e. pretty much all but Apple) who just keep dragging along the old "features". Only if you look at smaller (i.e. 13") and thus more expensive laptops (except this ChromeBook I am writing on) the numerical keypad is gone and possibly then only because it didn't really fit.
Re: $90m - where did the money go?
$90m was not all salaries.
Calxeda designed and got fabbed two complete server SoC's (ECX-1000 w. Cortex-A9 and ECX-2000w. Cortex -A15) with their own fabric (to connect multiple SoC's). That cost a lost.
They are (were) a startup with a specific idea, what should management have done before the money ran out? Started chasing some other idea?
Calxeda is not the only company developing ARM-based server SOC's.
Re: Two grains of salt to take with this data
Just because you can "explain" it doesn't mean it is no longer abnormal.
you are not alone
There are already operating systems which claim to be secure, e.g. commercial like Green Hills Integrity and academic like OS' s based on the L4 micro kernel.
What's the unique selling point of the KL secure OS? Developed in Russia?