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hpr2417 :: Transmeta Crusoe - Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient) - Trouble Shooting and Debian 9 Install

I did a basement clean up and got my old transmeta cpu up and running

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I did the long awaited basement clean up project.
lots of old geeky stuff went to the bins and recycle yards :(

The Transmeta company made chips around 2000 and made chip x86 ready though a software layer. Since I love almost anything that is not Intel it was a match made in heaven.

The best info I found about the FSI 210 was at this site:
Fujitsu-Siemens Futro S210 (ThinClient)

If you want to do a project at raspberry PI prices just go to Ebay and type Futro - they have a lot of Thin clients with other chips.

About the chip:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmeta_Crusoe


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Comment #1 posted on 2017-11-08T20:56:15Z by Klaatu

First I've ever heard of this

Thank you for this episode. I thought I was pretty cool for embracing RISC (at least, to the degree that I have; since my iBook G4 finally died, I've been mostly RISC-less lately, ARM notwithstanding) but this Transmeta thing sounds really clever - and very obscure. Thanks for the history lesson!

Comment #2 posted on 2017-11-09T23:14:06Z by drrty

wow

Thanks for this JWP. Upon further inspection it was surprising to see that the Transmeta Crusoe powered both the OQO Model 01 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OQO#OQO_Model_01), which I distinctly remember salivating over in 2004.

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