I will quote the headline from the Inquirer
"AMD's Hondo will only support Windows 8 at launch - Linux support coming, Android perhaps later"
Linux coming later.
Further from the text:
"However unlike Intel, AMD said there is nothing stopping people from running Linux on its Hondo processor."
"However unlike Intel, Belt said AMD's software engineers are working on Linux support, though that doesn't necessarily mean Android."
Moreover if agd5f quotes these senteces also, that should be a certain expression.
I think that still leaves open the usual Linux support. Maybe the will make some promo W8 tablets with partners (though I wonder who on earth wants W8) and ring some bells to get attraction, but why should there be a technical hindrance to run Linux on Hondo HW?
It is NOT like a certain BLUE company chosing FUCKING IMGTEC SHIT AGAIN.
I thought intel would be doing halfway decent GPUs now so there was no need for PowerVR crap. Or they could just add some radeon goodness to their CPUs.
Maybe the free driver stack won't have launch day support, yeah, but that doesn't mean that AMD is actievely trying to keep people from running whatever OS they want on their HW.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!