Subject: Forwarded from linux PPC mailing list
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Aaron Rosenzweig <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 07/10/1995 07:30:27
        Just wanted to add that I heard about a Japaneese company that
is coming out with a PowerPC based computer running a Kanji BSD.

>From: Harry E Noel <>
>Subject: Forwarded from linux PPC mailing list
>To: macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG
>Date: Sun, 9 Jul 1995 00:17:54 -0400 (EDT)
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>From: "Joseph L. Brothers" <>
>Subject: ANNOUNCE: Linux/PowerPC Kernel
>Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 09:15:58 -0700 (PDT)
>Source code is now available for Linux 1.2 on a PowerPC platform.  The
>following files are available for anonymous ftp from
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999  3421159 Jul  7 07:48 binutils.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999  8415240 Jul  7 07:55 linux-ppc.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999  4680379 Jul  7 08:00 linux-ppc.update-950626.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999  4347391 Jul  7 08:06 linux-ppc.update-950705.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999  1834475 Jul  7 08:08 powerpc-lib.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999    10663 Jul  7 08:08 powerpc-lib.update-950626.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999    58500 Jul  7 08:08 simppc-linux.tar.gz
>-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp   999   268578 Jul  7 08:09 tools.tar.gz
>This announcement obsoletes the current FAQ and the Linux Project Map
>entry for Linux/PowerPC.  Updates will be announced when available.
>This release of Linux/PowerPC is fragmentary and cannot recompile
>itself.  It boots only on a Motorola 1603 board.  It has minimal
>capabilities, including ability to boot via Ethernet to a ramdisk file
>system, run single-user, execute the rc shell, and run a few simple
>utilities like ls.
>The extended binutils-2.5.2 included with this release implements
>ELF on this platform.  Patches to gcc-2.7.0 adequate to cross-compile
>this release of Linux/PowerPC are forthcoming and will be announced
>when they can be ftp'd.
>The Motorola 1603 board is the only platform currently supported.  Work
>continues on Apple NuBus PowerMacs, Motorola Ultra and PowerStack and
>IBM RS6000 PowerPC platforms.  Others are welcome.  Contributions to
>Linux/PowerPC can be made via the mailing
>list or by anonymous ftp to
>I am not the developer of this software, nor its archivist (source
>supervision is still in debate), but I will attempt to respond to email
>as time permits.  Linus Torvalds will get first priority for his
>suggestions, naturally.
>Many thanks are due to the people who have put code, time,
>documentation, effort, hardware and inspiration into Linux, the tools
>and this port.
>           Coordinator         Linux/PowerPC Project

        Take care,

The bearded Tubist, son of Ginger and Harry, Aaron Rosenzweig.