Subject: Re: A Quadra port??!!?? YIPPEE!
To: None <>
From: Aaron Huslage <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 07/12/1994 19:10:15
Also...Linux is also reportedly being ported to Power Mac, and is also in 
alpha. I wouldn't even know where to tell you to get it!

Aaron Huslage							     Interpath
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On Sat, 9 Jul 1994, Allen Briggs wrote:

> > The Quadra 650 does indeed have the fully functional '040 chip. So in a
> > certain sense,it might be a very similar machine to the Q700. I can hope,
> > at least.
> I wish I could tell you outright...  :-(
> > I know that there's a
> > flavor of UNIX that IBM has to rum on the PowerPC chip, and I guess Apple
> > is getting ready to drop PowerOpen on the chip. Has anyone heard anything
> > about these flavors, is there going to MacBSD for the Powermac?
> There may be a BSD for the PowerPC, but it'll be a while...  For the Mac
> port, we had a working 68k port to work from.  There is some work on a
> PowerPC version of NetBSD in the works, but I don't know if it'll be for
> the IBM or the Apple machines--I've got my hands full, now, with the 68k
> port, and no PowerMac...  In either case, it's going to be a lot of work
> and I won't count on the current effort getting anywhere until the code
> shows up in the tree.  ;-)
> IBM's AIX for the PPC won't run on Apple's hardware.  PowerOpen
> will run on some of Apple's hardware, but it's not clear if it'll ever
> run on the ones that are already shipping--I think not.
> There will be, however, MachTen from Tenon Intersystems if you want to
> run Unix on the PowerMac...  It's already running in emulation and will
> be native this year, I believe.
> -allen
> -- 
> Allen Briggs - end killing - ** MacBSD == NetBSD/Mac **
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