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Techweb: Torvalds Pushes Mobile Linux

Feb 02, 2000, 01:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"When Linus Torvalds takes center stage at LinuxWorld on Wednesday, he will no longer wear the hat of the impartial shepherd of the Linux operating system, but that of the creator of a new Linux distribution, Mobile Linux."

"Transmeta's TM3120 Crusoe processor and associated Mobile Linux distribution, officially unveiled on Jan. 19, are aimed solely at OEMs building mobile Internet devices. Mobile Linux is a ROM-based Linux OS for mobile systems without hard disks that offers unique power management features and a reduction in the memory footprint."

"Torvalds, an engineer at Transmeta, denies that the company has designs on the software side of the business. Transmeta will release Mobile Linux to the open source community and will not support end users of Mobile Linux."

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