Comment #1 posted on 2017-11-08 20:56:15 by Klaatu
First I've ever heard of this
Thank you for this episode. I thought I was pretty cool for embracing RISC (at least, to the degree that I have; since my iBook G4 finally died, I've been mostly RISC-less lately, ARM notwithstanding) but this Transmeta thing sounds really clever - and very obscure. Thanks for the history lesson!
Comment #2 posted on 2017-11-09 23:14:06 by drrty
Thanks for this JWP. Upon further inspection it was surprising to see that the Transmeta Crusoe powered both the OQO Model 01 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OQO#OQO_Model_01), which I distinctly remember salivating over in 2004.
Comment #3 posted on 2017-12-29 23:23:16 by busybusy
A Different Time
You brought back a lot of old memories when you mentioned Transmeta. I thought it was a unique potential game changer in the CPU market but it no push to be able to really break into the monolithic market forces of the time. Bummer!
Thanks for sharing your find, the story, and that it still works!! ;)
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