SJ Mercury/AP: Gateway boosts chipmaker Transmeta

“Gateway Inc. has chosen upstart chipmaker Transmeta to power
two new devices for Internet access, dealing a blow to the combined
rule of Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. in personal computing.”

“The San Diego, Calif.-based computer manufacturer also said
Tuesday it will use a version of the Linux operating system
developed by Transmeta in the devices, the first of which should be
on sale this holiday season.”

A Transmeta-Linux combination offers consumers an
alternative to the combination of computers with Intel processors
running on Microsoft’s Windows operating system
, analysts

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