E39 IGEL Weekly: IGEL OS on ARM: Use Cases to Consider

Jan 7, 2022

E39 – IGEL Weekly:

IGEL OS on ARM: Use Cases to Consider

Summary

Written by Simon Clephan on December 7, 2021

I’m often asked why is IGEL investing in IGEL OS (RPI4) as an alternative to the Intel x86-64 bit architecture.  There is no simple answer, but in a nutshell, this is why IGEL OS on ARM:

  • ARM is here to stay (witness Apple’s move to M1)
  • Choice is good – competition is good, it keeps us all honest
  • RPI4 often offers a smaller form factor than the equivalent x86 device
  • Etc….


THAT’S ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Here’s why – because for the same reason that IGEL OS runs on all sorts of different x86-64 devices from HP, Lenovo, LG, Elo Touch, Advantech, OnLogic, etc., at IGEL we believe you need even more choice.  Hence our port of IGEL OS to the NComputing RX420 (IGEL) and RX440 (IGEL) thin clients.

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