5/31/2000: Finally, an electronic device will use the Crusoe
The manufacturer of computers North American Gateway has announced that it will use the microprocessors Crusoe of the company Transmeta in the new devices for navigation for Internet that makes for America OnLine (AOL).
These devices for Internet (Internet appliances) are much simpler in his configuration, use and maintenance that PCs, and consequently much more economic and with major market; the idea consists in achieving that any person could handle them, without need for any computer knowledge.
The election of the microprocessors Crusoe, which work under a modified version of the operating system Linux, owes at his low price and especially to his most scarce consumption, which allows them to work with batteries for hours without need for fans.
Despite being much praised by the specialists, the microprocessors Crusoe did not seem to find market and many people were already putting in the sack of the "vaporware", that is to say, those devices that despite the sense of expectancy created never come to anything in practice. It seems that it will not be like that... at least for the time being.
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