ARM is finally going mainstream in PCs

Microsoft has been working with a number of manufacturers to create an ARM powered laptop powered by a Qualcomm chip:

The era of cross-compiling for embedded systems may be coming to an end …

right, there are RISCV64 based servers also coming along. So we are going to be set for architectures that will matter x86/arm/riscv, we will then we left with baremetal/standalone ( non-hosted ) builds e.g. MCU firmware etc. but they are self contained and less complex than boostrapping a Linux distro.