Eh, sure. ARM. Suuuure. Show me the ARM that comes with a mainboard where everything has full specs / free drivers. You probably have no clue about the chips that are usually soldered on these boards. Combined with the ARM CPUs.
Originally Posted by Pallidus
No way, pal.
Furthermore, ARM is a good idea for a lot of things, but if you need some computing power you're kinda lost with it. Good for mobile devices and more specialized chips, but generic numbercrunching... maybe with a huge farm of them. But a.t.m. you're better with a amd64 multicore and some decent chipset+RAM.
Also mass storage and useful bus systems that are accessible for users are still extremely rare. No SATA/IDE, no PCI or the like.
Moreover from a user's perspective there are still more packages on x86 arch than any other. This will change in the future and hopefully one day all arches will be on par package wise (if it makes sense, of course libreoffice doesn't need to be on a headless system) but there will be some water flowing down the rivers until then.
Aunt Edith screams:
If it runs Linux kernel, it will also run sooner or later w. Android. They "just" need to adapt the next kernel into their Android-Linux-derviate-Kernel tree or whatever they have there.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!