Subject: Re: A Quadra port??!!?? YIPPEE!
To: Aaron Huslage <ahuslage@Interpath.net>
From: Spencer Allan Smith <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/1994 17:11:46
If anyone hears of Linux for the PowerMac out there, drop me (us) a line.
I broke down and bought a PPC 7100/66. (I know, you're all choked up over
the cruelty of fate for me. . .)
We've been using Linux on a 486 box here at the office, and it almost
makes me like Intel architecture. Now if XWindows primitives could take
advantage of Toolbox calls. . .
Anyway, I would really like to have any information available on a PPC
port of any UNIX OS.
(Man, or Myth?)
On Tue, 12 Jul 1994, Aaron Huslage wrote:
> 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!
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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
> > --
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