[rescue] Linux on SS1000 (was SS1000)
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Mon Dec 9 08:19:33 CST 2002
After this weekend I think it would be nice to have a stable commercial 68k
and PPC-Nubus Linux kernel.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lionel Peterson" <lionel4287 at yahoo.com>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Linux on SS1000 (was SS1000)
> Well, Red Hat underwrote the initial port, and as a business they
> decided that they should only put effort into those efforts that
> produce revenue.
> I don't fault them for that - though it would be nice to have a stable,
> commercial SPARC Linux to install...
> BTW: I have official box sets up through Red Hat SPARC Linux 6.2, and
> betas that run back to (what) 4.2?
> --- Al Potter <apotter at spankingnuns.com> wrote:
> > D00d:
> > lionel4287 at yahoo.com said:
> > > I think that ship has sailed,....
> > Just to make sur eyou know the history, RedHat more-or-less
> > underwrote the initial sparc port, and had a fully supported sparc
> > version through RZH version 6.2. They discontinued it because "no
> > one was using it" as measured by the the sales of soarc boxed sets.
> I thought the reason was sales, no mention of use...
> > Never mind that typical users, if they bought the set at all (as
> > opposed to simply downloading it), bought it ONCE and installed it
> > MANY times.
> Well, if it would have helped, I would have installed my copy on more
> machines... ;^)
> > Of course, it's merely coincidence that this is approximately the
> > same time (not use of the word APPROXIMATE) that RH got serious
> > about bidness and prepared to or went public <SUITS SUITS SUITS>.
> IIRC, they went public fully supporting x86, Alpha & SPARC. AFTER they
> IPO'd they dropped SPARC.
> "Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten
> programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
> Bill Gates, in "An OpenLetter to Hobbyists" dated February 3, 1976
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