Subject: Re: SGI port?
To: None <netbsd-ports@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 06/27/1997 18:03:29
>> Unfortunately SGI is yet another computer company that's walked down
>> the "solutions" path of good intentions. [...DEC...Sun...]
> I can't believe I'm defending DEC, buuuttt .... it seems like DEC is
> trying to reverse this trend. There is a lot of information
> available on the Alpha, for example.
On Alpha-the-cpu, or on DEC machines based on Alpha processors? I know
a site running a dual-processor 2100 (I think); would I be able to get
the info necessary to write an OS for it without having to go into
nondisclosure? If not, they haven't really improved anything.
Consider/compare Sun: there's lots of info on SPARC-the-processor. But
that doesn't mean you can find out how a Sun Ultra works in enough
detail to do an OS port to it, even though it's a SPARC machine.
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