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Re: Supported systems (Was: Apple PowerMac G5)

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 10:24:42 +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> So far, YDL isn't doing any developement work on the kernel or
> drivers. They do support me in some ways, they do a bunch of testing and
> they have a lot of work setting up a working userland environement, but
> most of the PowerMac driver work to support new machines is done by me
> on my spare time. (And I live in France ;)

	*Very* nice to know.  Do you mean you are the main driver developer for
the PowerMacs?

	BTW, do you have your G5 already?  ;-)

> And ? What distribution they provide shouldn't be an issue provided they
> sell you with support a server that does what you need properly with
> good support, right ? If they sell a Linux based server, you can be sure
> they will provide proper drivers. You actually have more chances getting
> drivers from/for IBM since they actually support linux on their machines
> than drivers for Apple machines, since Apple doesn't support linux in
> any way and we don't have specs for their chipsets.

	Yes, you are right.  Unfortunately for this project there are two
factors besides support: cost and silence.  AFAIK IBM is not competitive
in any but support, and cost is as important as support; only silence I
can do without.

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