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TwoMobile: Gateway & Transmeta to release Linux WebPad

Jun 30, 2000, 18:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Palmer)

[ Thanks to Fabrizo Pilato for this link. ]

"In what is undoubtedly the single largest boost for the future of slate/pad style computers, Gateway has announced they plan to launch a "Web Pad" by this Christmas. Billed as an "Internet appliance" (which is really another way for saying a low featured, inexpensive computer with Internet access) the web pads are to be joint marketed by AOL in an effort to beef up their industry-leading subscriber figures."

"The unit will be run one of Transmeta Corp's first commercially available processors. For the few who don't know, Transmeta is the secretive start-up where Linux creator Linus Torvalds currently hangs his hat and is financially backed by half the high tech industry, including Microsoft, Compaq, AOL, Sony, etc. The chip is a 400MHZ TM3120 (formerly the Crusoe) and uses an incredible 1 watt of power! It runs so cool it doesn't even need a fan or heatsink, making the machine more reliable and lighter."

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