Mobile Linux Arrives... shortly
It seems that the words Linus Torvalds,
Transmeta and Mobile Linux were first mentioned many years ago, but in actuality, its just
been slightly over a year. In that time not much as been said about Mobile Linux and the host of devices which were supposed to run it.
All that is about to change, as Transmeta gears up to release
the venerable offshoot of Linux to the open source community some time this
Still not much has been said about what to expect from Mobile
Linux, or even what version is being released, but regardless the anticipation
is mounting within the Linux community.
Several recent adaptations to Mobile Linux have been disclosed
and they include two particular features. First, the mobile version of
Linux has be enhanced to enable remote configuration and upgrades. A feature
which underlines the eventual use of Mobile Linux to run a host of mobile
internet devices geared towards the average consumer.
Another recent addition to Mobile Linux says Transmeta is
enhanced capabilities for low power states. With Crusoe touting lower power use,
it only makes sense to have a mobile operating system capable of using that
advantage to the full degree.
With Mobile Linux on the cusp of reality there is one aspect oddly
absent from recent Crusoe-based product announcements... Mobile Linux. While
several devices have been displayed by such companies as Hitachi and FIC using
the Mobile Linux operating system, none of the dozen or so products to make
it to market have included the software, or made any indication that they plan
The grip of Windows is strong, and Mobile Linux will have a good
challenge breaking it down to the point where the average consumer will feel
comfortable using it. Apart from a small group of VAIO C1VN users intent on
removing all traces of the lack-luster WinME OS, immediate applications of Mobile
Linux may be a bit premature.
have teamed a Crusoe processor up with the Linux 2.4 kernel in
their latest Netwinder Office server have seen just a taste of what Crusoe can do in the
Linux environment. If all indications are correct, Crusoe is wickedly adapted to the Linux environment,
making its' performance with Windows even more intriguing... Not because it apparently performs below par,
but because the emphasis is emphatically on Crusoe
and the Windows environment right
that Crusoe and Mobile Linux went hand in hand, it now seems as though
the push to couple Transmeta's processor with its'
OS is on the back
it be that even a brand new version
of Linux is a hard