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

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Re: There is virtually no affordable hardware out there

"take the specifications made for PPC and just apply them to ARM. After all there were full specifications for PPC-PCs"

Assuming you mean the Advanced RISC Computing/Advanced Computing Environment [1] folks and the associated specs, it included not only PPC but also Alpha (from DEC and others), MIPS, and even some x86 (from SGI):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_RISC_Computing

But the primary target OS seemed to be Windows NT. In addition, Linux was supported via Milo, which Dave Rusling may well remember [2], so when NT reverted to x86-only, ACE (and ARC) kind of disappeared too, in due course.

An ARM variant might be an interesting idea (or might have been, at one time).

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Computing_Environment

[2] http://www.linaro.org/blog/community-blog/its-all-maddogs-fault-proclaims-david-rusling-linaro-cto/

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