Een anonieme harry stuurde een link naar dit artikel van Redherring.com, over de mysterieuze Transmeta processor. Volgens Redherring gaat de wonder processor gebruikt worden voor Linux driven intenet toepassingen, zoals handhelds:
Redherring.com sources say the company is making a microprocessor for Internet appliances running the Linux operating system. It's a huge undertaking. With Transmeta's chip technology -- which translates software written for Intel's (Nasdaq: INTC) x86 architecture to Transmeta's native P95 architecture -- a handheld device would be able to run Windows CE applications without using Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) OS or Intel's chips. (For an in-depth look at Transmeta's technology, based on its patent filings, see Thursday's story.)
Transmeta executives are mulling whether Linus Torvalds, the company's pitchman, should flash a Transmeta-powered Web device as a proof of concept when he delivers his keynote speech at Comdex on Monday evening, a former hardware designer for Transmeta says. The company has not planned to make a detailed announcement about its vision and technology until mid-January.