No, Intel Clover Trail Will Not Support Linux.


Despite Intel’s claims to the contrary, Linux support in their new Clover Trail atom chipset will not come into play where it matters.

You will not see a Windows 8 tablet onto which you can install Linux. Graphics and power management drivers will not be provided and are not part of Intel’s open source portfolio.

You’ll buy a tablet that can only run Windows 8, and perhaps a second variant that WILL run Android, but the bootloader will be locked, and it will only be sold by phone companies.

And that’s how you’ll like it.