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Gateway snubs Intel as it looks to future

Gateway will rely on chips from upstart Transmeta for its new line of Internet appliances, while Intel rival AMD becomes a bigger part of its PC business.


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Gateway charts its own course by choosing chips from upstart Transmeta and a version of Linux for Internet appliances it's developing with America Online.

"Obviously, this is a threat to Intel..."

- Technology Business Research analyst Kelly Spang


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