Re: What the heck does Transmeta do???

Kragen Sitaker (
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 17:00:14 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> I also stared and stared at this paragraph. My only guess is that it's a
> reference to plug-and-play support in NT5? Plug-and-play does change the
> structure of your OS quite a bit. What's the Linux plug-and-play story? If
> you pop a second PCMCIA network card into your Linux laptop, does Linux pick
> it up?

I don't know much about Plug-and-play(tm) or PCMCIA (which is
different!), but I do know that Linux is pretty plug-and-play (no TM)
when it comes to autodetecting hardware. IMHO, it's considerably
better at it than NT or Win95 -- but I haven't dealt with a lot of
weird hardware.

Try and look for the plug-and-play HOWTO and the PCMCIA
HOWTO. I think they both exist.

> Are you then able to do an accept() of a connection coming in from
> either network card? etc.

Once a network card is configured (which can indeed be done after you
boot) you can accept() connections coming in on it.

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