" IBM announced last week that they were releasing a CHRP
motherboard reference design for free. This would allow OEM
manufacturers to produce CHRP based computers and ship them with
LinuxPPC. MacWeek has reported that it may even be possible for
enterprising users to make Darwin, Apple's open source code for
MacOS X that should be released next year, work on these as
"Where does this leave us today? LinuxPPC will run on CHRP.
Linux is popular. The PowerPC is very powerful. Apple does not make
the kind of hardware that the majority of Linuxheads are into.
Linuxheads want to tinker and they want lots of slots so they can
do geeky things. They also want lots of drive bays because it's
cool. In the server world, these things are often very
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