Re: will linus work on ppc dev now?
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 08:01 +1100, david wrote:
> > According to
> > http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/0,39023165,39183867,00.htm
> > The ppc community looks like it has added some development muscle to its
> > linux component..
> This is ooold news... I think Linus has been using the G5 as his main
> machine for about a year or so. I don't know about the impact of that
> for ppc64, but I think it's been about zero for ppc32 so far.
As I recall (and I think maddog said this in a speech) the only reason why
Linus ported Linux to Alpha versus PPC was the fact that DEC got an Alpha
in his hands before he got the PPC machine. Weird how things come full
circle, Linus has a PPC machine and Alpha is just about dead.
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