[mythtv-users] Do you build mythtv from source, and why?
briandlong at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 12:27:28 UTC 2011
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:
> The Atom processor is the perfect example of the wrong product at the
> right time. Netbooks had just started coming out, and while some ran
> Linux, most people wanted to stick with Windows, which requires an x86
> processor. The ULV mobile processors are considerably higher
> performance than the Atoms while in the same power envelope, but due to
> all the crap Intel ripped out of the design, the Atoms were low
> transistor count and dirt cheap to manufacture. ARMs at the time had
> similar performance, with a small fraction of the power consumption, but
> since they couldn't run Windows, the Atom won out. Windows 8 is
> expected out sometime next year with ARM support. I don't expect the
> Atom line to survive much beyond that.
It appears some companies are betting the farm on Atom surviving a little
I'll agree with your reasoning that the only reason MythTV users picked Atom
was because of Nvidia's 9400M integration. I was looking at low-cost,
low-power Core2 Duo before Atom+Nvidia came along and I've been mostly happy
with the choice of ION frontends.
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