[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

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Thu Jun 14 15:58:34 CDT 2001

ward at zilla.nu writes:

>On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 08:58:14AM -0400, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

>> A) How was the PowerPC take a RISC workstation chip (I assume you mean
>> RS/6000, which I don't think ever got condensed to a single chip until PPC
>> came along) and meld in a desktop CPU?   I see that it is related to the
>> RS/6000 (is it compatible with previously existing RS/6000 binaries?
>> Never found out), but what does it have to do with a mainstream desktop
>> CPU?

>Combine IBM's POWER (used in RS/6000) with Motorola's 68k architecture.
>Admittedly, the m68k integration wasn't great, but it worked well enough
>to keep Apple (if not its users) happy.

I thought the only 68K influence was some memory bus stuff?

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