Martin Donlon wrote:
> > Transmeta as just being clever by not releasing the instructions set, and
> > thus stopping people from making these mistakes.
> Hmm strange.....when companies like Matrox, 3dfx, Nvidia, Lucent,
> Rockwell, ATI, S3 etc...etc, don't release their specs everyone gets all
> upset. All these companies has industry secrets, just like Transmeta. If
> only they had a Linus......
no one wants those companies to explain the inner workings of their
chips, just the interfaces to them. the interface to cursoe is
publically available: it's the x86 instruction set. in addition they
have some nifty power management stuff, and that's also available afaik.
linus and the uk clone researchers could team up and thereby create a
company full of linus's (linii?) and even if they all did work at those
companies people would still be annoyed because they can't get the
hardware to work. when a cursoe platform is released, linux will run on
it just fine.
kevin at suberic.net "we were goin' for breakfast. in canada. we
fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
meatspace place: home shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!