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ZDNET UK: More on Torvalds' Transmeta mystery?

Nov 22, 1999, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"Linus Torvalds has dropped a few more tantalizing clues about where his super-secretive startup is heading. During comments he made to ZD Radio, The founder of Linux hinted that a forthcoming chip being developed by his Transmeta Corporation will be aimed at mobile devices, such as intelligent cellular phones."

"We aren't really ready to announce what we're doing in any big way," Torvalds said. "We believe very strongly in mobility. Mobile phones are changing how people thing about how technology should be."

"Cellular phones, Torvalds said, "are showing people how convenient technology can make life." Transmeta will "come clean on January 19," Torvalds said, reiterating the message posted on the company site. "We're doing a microprocessor. I really can't say anything else."

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