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RE: Pushing up daisies...

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Leandro Dutra wrote:
> > From: Mike Fedyk [mailto:mfedyk@matchmail.com]
> > 
> > "Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP)"
> > 
> > Does that mean that the open specs from IBM have hardware 
> > made from them, or is
> > this something else?
> 	It was the set of standards created for Power PC computers that
> would be made by various manufacturers and run OS/2, Mac OS and AIX.

And Solaris...

> Actually no one ever really conformed to CHRP, except IBM itself... or did
> they?
> 	How I miss the mass-market CHRP boards IBM promised us!

IBM didn't want to produce the boards themself. They just provided a reference
implementation. It's (a.o.?) Tatung and Umax that are to blame, for not wanting
to produce those boards (they didn't believe in Linux) after Steve Jobs killed
MacOS for CHRP...



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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