> “It’s very clear to us that the ARM opportunity is focused on a
> few players where you don’t have the software x86 barrier to entry,”
Few players? Apart from Windows, who needs this “x86 compatibility” that they’re talking about?
Multiple Linux distributions run absolutely fine on ARM (and have done for years), including everything you need for a web stack - databases, interpetted and compiled languages, server applications etc. etc. I’m personally using a mix of ARM (Scaleway) and x86 (AWS) servers, and there is no difference in functionality that can be attributed to the processor.
From where I’m looking, the “few players” are definitely those who are tied to Windows or to proprietary compiled-for-x86-only software. And that’s *none* of the people I know running online businesses.
Am I seeing a skewed version of reality, or have these Qualcom people got the wrong idea?