CNET News.com: Casio, NEC to usher Crusoe notebooks into U.S.

“A slew of notebooks that incorporate Transmeta’s Crusoe
processor will hit the United States over the next two months,
including one that includes both a Windows operating system and a
version of Linux.”

“This spring, Casio will release its Crusoe-based Fiva notebook
in the United States, according to the company. Among other
features, the Fiva runs on Windows 2000 but also comes with version
of Linux that lets consumers skirt the Windows boot-up when it
comes to certain applications.”

“NEC, meanwhile, will come out with a budget-priced Crusoe
notebook and a fancier version containing space-saving
lithium-polymer batteries, according to sources close to the
company. Others manufacturers are also expected to begin releasing
Transmeta notebooks in North America, sources said.”


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