Russia's policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctions, NSA spying and GPS cooperation aren't resolved to its leader's satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the "Baikal" processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms. An interesting twist, however, is that the Baikal processor is actually based on an ARM (Cortex-A57) design, which means the East / West divorce isn't quite as complete as it might sound. It could also mean that many Russian bureaucrats won't get the chance to be a Mac or a PC: they'll have to use some sort of ARM-compatible, presumably Linux-based operating system instead.
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Protestors in San Francisco, CA, August 29. Photo: flickr/S. Rhodes THE WHITE HOUSE (FinalCall.com) – After a week in which President Barack Obama and his chief foreign policy and defense advisers steadily beat the drum for war against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack, Mr. Obama put his plan to attack Damascus on hold […]
JOHANNESBURG — Not waiting for the formal services and ceremonies to begin, South Africans mourned Nelson Mandela's passing with tributes around the nation Saturday, including at the foot of his statue in a modern commercial development here. In their first statement since his death on Thursday, Nelson Mandela's family said in a statement that […]