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The Register: Transmeta Linux flavour smoked out

Jan 20, 2000, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Annie Kermath)

"Curiously under-reported yesterday was exactly which flavour of Linux forms the core of Transmeta's embedded Mobile Linux. This comes as part of the package for its offering to would be OEMs of Internet appliances."

"Recall that of the two chips, the little one - the single-watt TM3120 - is being shipped with a stripped down distro in 32MB, which Torvalds said amounts to roughly 64MB of code at current compression rates. Enough to run Netscape, and the usability gizmos added Transmeta such as a pop-up keyboard and support for Palm's Graffiti."

"Given Linus professional impartiality towards the distros he helped spawn - he often cites choosing Transmeta as confirmation of this - we think a little odd no one thought to find out yesterday."

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