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AllLinuxDevices: Transmeta's Crusoe not ready for mainstream - Gartner

Nov 07, 2000, 20:12 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jo Ticehurst)

"Transmeta's low-power Crusoe chip will not be ready for mainstream use for at least another two generations of the technology, according to researcher Gartner."

"Kevin Knox, senior analyst at Gartner, said: "The two major advantages Crusoe has are that it goes into a small system and its power savings. But the question is exactly how much power does it save? An extra hour would not be enough to justify moving away from Intel, but three to four would be worth it."

"IBM last week abandoned plans to launch a Crusoe-powered notebook, citing insufficient power saving benefits. An IBM spokeswoman has since told vnunet.com that Crusoe had missed IBM's battery life expectations."

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