New mobile processors from Intel and AMD will only support Windows 8
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At the Intel Developer Forum the company said that the new processors Atom Clover Trail, designed for tablets and netbooks with Windows 8 will be no programmatic support from the manufacturer. This means that all the work to support the new processor technology (in particular patented Microsoft technology «always-on») rests entirely on the shoulders of the community.
Reason not to support named contractual obligations to Microsoft, in conjunction with which the technology (always-on) and developed. Details of the use of the technology covered by the subscription of confidentiality and can not be publicly disclosed.
Such a statement also made by AMD. Their new APU Hondo (CPU + GPU), focused primarily on the plates will be fully operational only in Windows 8. They also stated that the use of the processor and perhaps under Linux without using new technologies. In contrast, Intel announced that Linux can not run on a processor Clover Trail, but, apparently, this is a reservation or a marketing move, since the new chip no fundamental architectural changes that make this processor is not compatible with Linux.
AMD does not exclude that in the future, the opportunity and the support APU Hondo in Linux, but the start of sales of this support will be.
I recall that AMD and Intel are the partners of The Linux Foundation (gold and platinum, respectively.)