Re: please recommend a hardware
von Boehn, Gunnar wrote:
I want to buy a PowerPC computer to run debian on and need some advice.
Good choice :-)
I'm running A1G3-SE and RS/6k already, and I'm not looking back to Intel ;-)
A friend of mine asked me if Linux is as stable on ppc as it is on Intel
the other day (while we were discussing what arch to base our next
embedded computer to control our products, today it's an Elan, I'm
pushing for 405GP). I had to laugh, because I have not seen any
instability from Linux on ppc with WORKING kernels (being the _first_ to
run Debian on any hardware IS begging for problems, right?), while I had
actually had some problems with linux on x86 recently.
Is there a list on which PowerPC hardware debian runs on?
Could you maybe recommend something not to expensive?
Are there any cheap alternatives to MAC's?
What do you thing about the PEGASOS and the AmigaONE?
I don't think much about the Pegasos, but I happen to have an AmigaOne
running Debian at home right now. It's running unstable, since I was
feeling in that kinda mood when I installed. Getting it to run Debian
was a walk in the piece of cake (or something). I have compiled a few
kernels, and every single one works on my setup. Some people do have
problems with them, though. So we aren't QUITE ready for end user
The Pegasos and the AmigaOneG3-SE use the same northbridge (MAI
ArticiaS), future revisions of the AmigaOne (the XE, based on the
TeronPX) uses the Sa version of the northbridge, for some more AGP speed :-)
The main difference lies in choice of southbridge, firmware (both have
been running Softex PowerROM up to now, but we have selected different
paths ahead), onboard network and IEEE1394/no IEEE1394.
Both machines have USB, sound, PS/2, serial/parallell ports and network
onboard, the Peggy has IEEE1394, while the A1 has a fourth PCI slot
instead. I'm happy with both, but I think I'll get a Radeon 8500 with
full kit and kaboodle later on, so I won't miss out on the Firewire...
I'm on vacation, so only skimming my emails, but feel free to asks more
Now it's time to go fishing :-)
many thanks in advance
Gunnar von Boehn
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