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Wired: IBM Promises Muscle for the Mac

Oct 15, 2002, 20:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

[ Thanks to Robert McMillan for this link. ]

"Industry sources say that IBM plans to announce a new 64-bit processor on Monday--known as the PowerPC 970. It will run a new line of Macintosh products that could be available by the end of next year...

"Big Blue is being equally cautious about revealing its own 970 system plans, but analysts say the chip could provide the basis for an IBM Linux system.

"'There's a Linux port to PowerPC, and a fair amount of support for that,' said Kevin Krewell, senior editor at the Microprocessor Report newsletter. 'This would work well as a very high-performance Linux box...'

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