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CNN: Linux creator speaks about secret new project

Nov 17, 1999, 01:39 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 operating system."

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