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Intel claims Clover Trail-based Atom won't properly run Linux, points us to Windows 8 instead

There are 2 comments on the Engadget story from Sep 14, 2012, titled Intel claims Clover Trail-based Atom won't properly run Linux, points us to Windows 8 instead. In it, Engadget reports that:

There's potentially bad news ahead if you're hoping to wipe the drive on that future HP Envy X2 and load Ubuntu -- Intel reportedly claimed at IDF that Clover Trail -based Atom processors "cannot" handle Linux properly.

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#1 Sep 17, 2012
Bad news for Intel - I won't buying any netbook with their Clover Trail Atom processor for this very reason.
ClovrTrail will run Linux

Toronto, Canada

#2 Nov 17, 2012
No, this is false. Clover Trail will, as far as we know, support Linux and Android:

'When the "news" came out that Intel wouldn't be supporting Linux on its new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, I didn't buy it. This next-generation Intel Atom processor was always meant primarily for Windows 8; but with Intel's x86 instruction set, it would also always support Android and Linux.

We now know that Intel will officially support the popular open-source operating systems on the Clover Trail family as well.

In an e-mail from an Intel spokesperson, Intel said, "Intel has plans for another version of this platform directed at Linux/Android; however we are not commenting on the platform specifics or market segments at this time. Stay tuned.'

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