September 18, 2012, 8:29 AM — It's getting so you need a scorecard to keep up with the relationships between Linux and ARM chips these days.
Here's what we know: after initial news that it would not be supporting Linux on its Clover Trail series of processors, Intel has since backtracked a little bit, as an Intel spokeswoman told Computerworld, "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 that at this time. Stay tuned."
Okey dokey, Intel.
Of course, if you believe open source luminary Bruce Perens, staying tuned to Clover Trail may not be the best use of your time. Over the weekend, as the Linux community was stewing in a fair amount of indignation that any processor maker would not provide Linux support, Perens made his own case that Linux was better off without Clover Trail, anyway.