Well, that's encouraging.
The big question for me is, is there a sign that a system architecture
emerges for ARM, or at least a sufficiently popular basic design
that has a future?
If we look at Synology, for instance, their DS109j is the 6th revision
or so, and it's on the cusp of being replaced again, that's why the
Chasing the kaleidoscopic change of platforms is a non-starter for me
as a software developer. I want to buy the box, jumpstart it, and it
should get into the cloud right away, with my software pulled from
the repo and running on it.
Interestingly enough I am actually in the process of rebuilding my slug with Fedora, I use
it as a simple repo, errata, svn, and the like. I love the fact that I got my 3G usb
modem running on the thing. That said, I have high hopes that Marvell's Sheeva SoC
will replace the slug, its got 512MB memory, 1.2ghz ARM, GigE and cost around $100/80US,
with anticipation to drop under $50. Looks like Marvell already has about 8 to 10 vendors
making versions of these, but due to the SoC, it should provide for a stable system
architecture. I travel a _lot_ for work and having a mini-server the size of power-brick,
is very appealing.