Perfect pair: PowerPC and Linux


Author: JT Smith

Linux Journal has a story about expanding possiblities for Linux on the PowerPC. “The Linux community is in a unique position to assure such an expanded role for the PowerPC. IBM is already leading the way toward a
LinuxPC with its POP project, an Open Reference Design for a more or less standard ATX/PCI motherboard, but with a PowerPC chip
rather than an x86 chip. Because of IBM’s need to emulate high quality standards for its own RS/6000 boards that use the same PowerPC
family of chips, this design project has encountered some delays, but it now appears to be on track.”


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