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Mac Observer: IBM PowerPC Motherboards: Apple's Biggest Opportunity Yet

Aug 21, 1999, 14:43 (3 Talkback[s])
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" 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 well."


"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 necessary."

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