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Transmeta and Linux to run the future home

Jun 29, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

ZDNet UK's Will Knight reports on recent comments by Gateway executives, concerning the collaboration between Gateway and AOL to produce a family of Crusoe-based home networked appliances. Knight writes . . .

“PC manufacturer Gateway believes that Transmeta and Linux will lead a revolution in home technology, representatives said at a presentation in Ireland Wednesday . . .”

“Manager of emerging technologies at Gateway Michael Hughes says that the Web devices Gateway currently has in mind for the wired home of the future will use Transmeta hardware and the Linux operating system . . . 'Gateway sees a networked home using a residential gateway to access a whole range of appliances throughout the home.' . . .”

“According to Hughes, variations on the Web pad will be found in virtually all rooms of the house of tomorrow offering instant and easy to use Internet access . . .”

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