Subject: Re: time for port-ppc?
To: D. Jay Newman <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- Iowa State University <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/1994 08:58:44
>> Count me in as well.  Although it will be several months yet (maybe
>> January) before I can afford one, I would kill for one of those
>> PowerMacs. :-)  I wouldn't be much help at first, not owning a machine,
>> but I'd still like to keep up on progress and such.

>Even though I'm employed primarily as a Macintosh programmer, I would
>*much* rather see a port concentrate on the Power PC Reference Platform
>(PReP) machines that will come out.  While offering less fun stuff than
>the average Mac, they should have a better level of hardware compatability,
>and be cheaper.

My feeling was that the Mac platform was a much better design with a
lot more to offer.  And, unless I'm mistaken, I thought the Mac
machines were supposed to be PReP compliant.  Although I'd love to see
NetBSD run on a PowerMac and make itself look like the Mac nanokernel
so the Mac OS runs under NetBSD :-), I would take either platform any
day over another Intel junk heap.

>I would rather that my next machine was a PowerPC than an i4/586.  :-)

You know it!

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