AllLinuxDevices: Transmeta Releases Beta of Mobile Linux Project, Announces OSS Launch

“Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA) today announced that it has
“open sourced” its Mobile Linux operating system, known as Midori
Linux, to allow industry-wide input for its further

“…Midori Linux will be attractive for any application that can
benefit from full Linux compatibility, low power, low thermals and
a small footprint,” said David R. Ditzel, vice chairman and chief
technology officer, Transmeta Corporation. “We consider Midori
Linux to be a technology building block for use by Transmeta, our
customers and the open source community. Through this announcement
we are inviting everyone to participate in the operating system’s

“This x86 compatible version of Linux is suitable for a broad
range of applications, not only those that are mobile. Midori Linux
has already been successfully implemented by some of Transmeta’s
major customers in unique product designs. One such product, the
Gateway Connected TouchPad with instant AOL access, is a fanless,
cool- and quiet-running Internet appliance that was a “Best of
Show” award winner at Comdex Fall 2000. Other products, such as
ultra-dense servers recently announced by Transmeta customers, will
also benefit from the operating system’s power-conserving and
footprint enhancements.”

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