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SGI Wintels get unofficial Linux support

Jan 24, 1999, 14:44 (1 Talkback[s])


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The new SGI Visual Workstations 320 and 540 are running Linux.

by Dwight Johnson

SGI support for Linux has been building for the past several years, most lately punctuated by SGI joining Linux International in December.

There has been much speculation and rumor about the Linux support the new SGI 320 and 540 Visual Workstations would have.

There has been much lobbying to get support for the new SGI Wintels built into the 2.2 Linux kernel.

Finally, Linus included the support in the 2.2.0-final kernel released Thursday.

Bent Hagemark has posted instructions for installing Linux on the SGI 320/540 in a HOWTO and some additional information.

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