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CNET News.com: Linux server maker [Rebel.com] to use Transmeta chips

Jun 27, 2000, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Rebel.com, based in Ottawa and formerly known as Hardware Computing Canada, sells a line of Linux servers that are based on Intel's StrongArm chip. Rebel.com will add Transmeta's designs to that NetWinder line, the company said at the PC Expo trade show here."

"The Crusoe chip will be used in a future line of "gateway" computers that will connect networks of computers in homes or businesses to the Internet. With the arrival of comparatively fast but inexpensive DSL (digital subscriber line) and cable connections to the Internet, combined with an ever-expanding number of Net gadgets, gateway servers are a hot area."

"Though AMD and Intel have unveiled power-saving techniques of their own, Transmeta's methods have won praise from technologists, and major computer manufacturers are expected to incorporate Transmeta chips into their product lines. Rebel.com chose Crusoe because it's compatible with Intel chips and because its low power means it can work in a small box that doesn't require a fan for cooling. "These are very important strengths...which differentiated it from other processor architectures we evaluated," Rebel.com president Michal Mansfield said in a statement."

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