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  • Linux 5.12 To Move Ahead In Phasing Out Support For Outdated Intel MIDs

    Phoronix: Linux 5.12 To Move Ahead In Phasing Out Support For Outdated Intel MIDs

    More than a decade ago Intel was very excited about MIDs as "Mobile Internet Devices" with their early Menlow and Moorestown platforms. Intel's MID plays ultimately were unsuccessful in the long-term and the MID functionality ultimately evolved into smartphones and tablets. In 2021, the Intel MID support is being gutted from the Linux kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Out-MID-Linux

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    Not all MID's are being removed now. The successor merrifield has actually been used in phone and tablet as well as Intel Edison SOM and is still supported by linux. The SFI is bit by bit being replaced by ACPI, making Intel Edison the rare i686/x86_64 platform that has no BIOS but uses U-Boot to provide ACPI tables. That is, if you can get your hands on one :-)

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      Oh my, those are some very old specific devices....
      It was Android which killed most of them...

      Even the article you reference is old... It's been so long since you went to a conference and made a whole article about it...
      Last edited by tildearrow; 07 February 2021, 05:53 PM.

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