Russia dumping x86 for ARM won't work because Pirated x86 SW is huge

Electronics Weekly reports on Russia saying it will switch to the ARM processor.

Russians to dump x86 for ARM

Concerned about US spying, Vladimir Putin has decided to build a Russian processor to supplant x86 in government computers.

Russia believes that x86 processors may have back doors in them to send back information to the Americans.


There are many who think this means the end of x86 processors in Russia.  What few know is the amount of pirated enterprise SW running in markets like Russia and China on x86 processors.  When you switch to ARM all that SW is now worthless.  

You can bet there are Russian IT folks who are sweating how to get their enterprise SW running on Linux ARM, and the budgets they need to increase.