SmartMoney.com: So What Is the Father of Linux Doing Now?

“Even as the market has lately taken to pouring money into
companies that are refining Torvalds’s free Linux system, Torvalds
himself continues to toil quietly at Transmeta.”

“It appears the mystery is about to end. On Jan. 19, Transmeta
plans to hold a press conference and reveal on its Web site what it
has come up with.”

“From what’s known, it’s safe to say Transmeta is a
semiconductor-design firm, which means they will design new chips
without actually building them.

“The most tangible information comes from four patents Transmeta
has filed which reveal elements of its chip design.”

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