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Red Herring: Drilling Deeper into Torvald’s Transmeta

[ Thanks to Louis Aragon for this
link. ]

“Super-secretive Transmeta is developing hand-held devices that
demonstrate the power of a new-fangled microprocessor architecture,
Redherring.com has learned….”

Redherring.com 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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