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S3, Transmeta to develop Linux Net devices

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S3, Transmeta to develop Linux Net devices

S3 has announced plans to work with Transmeta to produce Linux-based Internet devices based on the new chipmaker’s Crusoe processor.

The as-yet-unnamed Crusoe Internet appliance will come in a 2-pound package that includes a 10.4″ screen, hard drive and PC Card slots for additional devices, such as wireless modem cards.

Unveiled earlier this week, the Crusoe chip employs “code-morphing” software that can translate x86 processor instructions to run Linux, Windows and Windows applications.

Several more device makers are expected to announce support for the chip in coming weeks.

Read the full story online at www.zdnn.com.

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