I need a low-power x86 chip for my system on which I run WinMe. This sounds perfect!
Sun Microsystems has bought chip start-up Montalvo Systems for an undisclosed sum. A notice seen by The Register states that Sun "has acquired the technology assets" of the chip company, which has been working on a low-power x86 processor design. The Montalvo crew and IP will slot into Sun's Microelectronics business unit. " …
as I have no sense of sarcasm or humor I might be giving advise where none is wanted, but if you really need to run an older windows version you can get win98se to do the same as winme with less memory... ts also a lot more 'secure'. not to mention that it comes bundled with a lot less 'shit'.
Windows 2000, surely! Takes forever to shut down, but the lack of crashiness compared to 98 is worth it.
Back to the article. This sounds like Apple buying PA Semi. But don't forget, low power x86 is the new holy grail. The big data centres surely want lower power requirements and everyone's making EeePC-type machines now. More battery life using the apps you're familiar with == win
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