Subject: Macintosh Linux kernel port
To: None <>
From: rob pfile <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 11/05/1994 19:33:34
this was posted on comp.os.linux.announce ... i dont know if i believe
them. it seems like they are going to have the same problems with
producing the INIT they mention that macBSD is having with all the 
different incarnations of the mac. I wonder if it actually runs under
MacOS? their claim of 'any' video card, 'any' mac etc. seems suspect.

anyhow, i'll believe it when i see it. go netBSD!

(berkeley alumnus and BSD lover)

Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
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From: (George Andrei)
Subject: MacLinux Announcement
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Followup-To: comp.os.linux.misc
Keywords: Macintosh Linux kernel port
Organization: Dept. of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 1994 22:38:25 GMT
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It was a big mistake from my part not to post the announcement of MacLinux 
to the newsgroups. I posted it only on linux-activists( a mail list). So, 
here you are, enjoy and let me know what you're thinking.

MacLinux is bound to become available in fully functional shape around 
JANUARY/FEBRUARY anno domini 1995. It will run on any MacIntosh with at 

	* 68020 PMMU or 68030/68040 with a MMU onboard.
	* 4 Mb memory
	* 2 reserved partitions, swap and filesystem. (alt. 1)
	* 4 Mb for the swappart. and >10 for the filesystem.
	* any kind of video cards and in any resolutions and fielddepths.
	* any kind of keyboard.
	* not any kind of SCSI HD :-)
	* no FPU required.

	The initial MacLinux will (does) use the Amiga/Atari Linux 
executables so that you can directly use the plethora of ported UNIX software 
for thos Linux platforms. (that is no recompilation!!!)

	Another new concept in the MacLinux is that different hardware on 
the Mac are handled in a Mac INIT fashion. That is instead of recompiling the 
kernel everytime to support new HW you only have to compile the plugin module 
and run Linux.

	Any questions (technically,functionally and locational) about 
MacLinux will be allways answered. Until January, Have a Happy Xmas!

	Ciao, George Andre

George Andre          *  Who said that Italian was easy?
Dept of CS and NumA   *  I know I'm working my ass of
University of Lund    *   to learn it.. :-(
Sweden                *

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