"For the first time, Torvalds spoke publicly about Transmeta
Corp., the secretive start-up he has been working with. The
company, he said, will give "full disclosure" January 19. He said
that at Transmeta, "We are doing a smart CPU, which will be the
first microprocessor using software to do a lot of stuff...."
"I've been promoting the open-source method and I've been
working for a company that is closed," he said."
"The industry rumor about Transmeta is that it is working on a
cheaper and easier-to-manufacture microprocessor that can run any
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