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Red Herring: Drilling Deeper into Torvald's Transmeta

Nov 13, 1999, 16:32 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Aragon, Phil Harvey)

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"Super-secretive Transmeta is developing hand-held devices that demonstrate the power of a new-fangled microprocessor architecture, has learned...."

" sources say the company is making a microprocessor for Internet appliances running the Linux operating system. It's a huge undertaking. With Transmeta's chip technology -- which translates software written for Intel's...x86 architecture to Transmeta's native P95 architecture -- a handheld device would be able to run Windows CE applications without using Microsoft's...OS or Intel's chips."

"Transmeta executives are mulling whether Linus Torvalds, the company's pitchman, should flash a Transmeta-powered Web device as a proof of concept when he delivers his keynote speech at Comdex on Monday evening, a former hardware designer for Transmeta says. The company has not planned to make a detailed announcement about its vision and technology until mid-January...."

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