Caydr wrote:I understand that x86 is a bloated, outdated, inferior technology designed in another era, but I hate the idea of widespread adoption of anything else. I mean, unless there's a way to emulate x86 with reasonable speed, then screw it.
I realise that I am feeding a troll, but here it goes.
The only reason why x86 is still alive is a huge bulk of programs written for it and supporting only that type of architecture.
Now with "cloud computing" coming up, and with smartphones catching up with PC speeds, the x86 will play less and less of a role.
Ah, and btw, x86 the way its done now, is effectively ARM + translator on top of it. (of course not ARM designed chip, but just RISK processor).