Re: Debian ARM success story: Debian desktop on a TS-7300
On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 08:57:26AM -0700, Dustin Harriman wrote:
> I also wrote a blog entry about why I settled on this particular computer:
> Basically, I feel it's really important that there is a viable, alternative
> architecture for home users besides i386, now that Apple has abandoned the
> ppc archtiecture. As ppc disappears, there needs to continue to be a
> diversity of architectures (and no, amd64 and ia64 don't count as "diverse"
> IMHO). Why? I think it is this diversity that will ultimately "save" home
> users from the clutches of DRM and NGSCB.
What gives you the idea PPC is disappearing? Apple was not a big deal
to the PPC. Not really significant, other than as a source of expensive
desktop machines which happend to have a PPC in them.
Freescale, IBM, sony, nintendo, microsoft, etc, all think PPC is going
places. ARM on the other hand who knows. I suspect it still stick
around in small embedded sytems along with MIPS and PPC.