Dell ships laptops with Arm chips and Linux OS

Dell, the world’s number 2 PC manufacturer is releasing the Latitude Z, a silly name for a machine that runs Windows 7 under most conditions but Linux on boot up so that users can use the machine instantly instead of waiting for Windows to boot.

While good news for UK based Arm Holdings this is clearly bad news for the world’s hot beverage companies who have been able to rely on the slow booting of PCs for consumers to make (and drink) an extra beverage. However, it may be good news for those fighting climate change as computers can now be switched off at night in the knowledge that they will start when you switch them on instead of 20 minutes later.

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