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Transmeta Midori Linux

Posted 18 Mar 2001 at 15:37 UTC by steve Share This

Transmeta has released Midori Linux version 1.0.0-beta1, a new Linux distribution designed for embedded appications needing low RAM and power consumption. While not a hard real-time OS, it does offer advantages over desktop distributions to robot experimenters who wish to try Linux. At present Midori supports only the Transmeta CPU but there is talk of porting to ARM, MIPS, and possibly others. LinuxDevices.com has an interview with Dan Quinlan, the Midori project leader and as well a more detailed article providing a developer's perspectiv of Midori. Now, if Transmeta just offered a nice evaluation board that we could adapt for use in a robot...

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