Reply to post: Re: I *wanted* an Acorn Archimedes when I was at school...

Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

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Re: I *wanted* an Acorn Archimedes when I was at school...

"If Acorn had been successful on the desktop, perhaps that wouldn't have happened?"

If ARM hadn't been spun off as a seperate company Acorn could have used some of its profits to develop and showcase a proper rival to the PC. They might only have ended up with a single digit percentage of the market but thats all Apple ever attained and look at it now.

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