Linaro is a joint venture between Freescale, IBM, Samsung, and others, and it seeks to unify Linux on ARM. Linaro.org is this new project's web-site that describes their hopes and open activities. Ubuntu, among other Linux distributions, should end up benefiting from the greater standardization on ARM hardware.
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