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Sep 25, 1999, 19:56 (3 Talkback[s])
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"In the past, Linux has always had to play catch up with modern architectures. But, as always, times are changing. Intel, microprocessor giant, has already been involved with porting Linux to the IA-64 architecture. Apple has helped with the porting of Linux to the PowerPC chip through MkLinux. Compaq is supporting Linux on the Alpha, and has recently ceased supporting Windows NT on that architecture. So with all of this development on other popular platforms, why has there been very little publicity about it?"

"From a capitalist standpoint it makes little sense to support "unstable" software on a hardware platform that seems to have very little support. Would it make sense for Red Hat, Inc. to offer their GNU/Linux distribution on the MIPS or Motorola 68xxx platforms, which are much newer and are not as stable or as proven as the x86 code?..."

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