Transmeta releases 'Midori' Linux

The source code for Transmeta's Midori Linux Project has been released under the GNU General Public License, Transmeta said in a news release. The OS already is used in a variety of products, including Gateway's Connected TouchPad.

Transmeta, which makes the low-power Crusoe processor, has modified the Linux platform to conserve power and enhance the footprint. The OS is useful in a range of products, including those that aren't for mobile use, the company said. Midori Linux includes a build system, a Linux kernel with memory -- and storage-conserving features and system-level support for the Linux software using platforms that otherwise could need a custom embedded application, according to the Midori Web site.

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux OS, is an engineer at Transmeta.

Midori Linux had been called Mobile Linux. Midori means "green" in Japanese and was picked as the new name to symbolise that the low-power OS is environmentally friendly, Transmeta said.

Additional information about Midori Linux and downloads are available at http://midori.transmeta.com/

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