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    SubjectRe: Linux for sparc..
    > How stable / usable is linux on a sparc platform?
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    > Tony

    Stable enough to run X windows and emacs. :) Seriously, you should
    join the sparclinux@vger.rutgers.edu list and read the RedHat page
    that has nice links to other information (URL:
    http://www.redhat.com/sparc).

    Right now, I am running Linux/SPARC 2.0.0 on a SparcStation SLC with
    16 MB. SparcLinux runs on sun4c (SLC, ELC, IPC, IPX, 1, 1+, ...) and
    sun4m architecture (5, 10, 20, ...) machines. Multiple processors are
    also supported. There is 99% SunOS binary emulation (dynamically
    linked executables as well).

    Linux/SPARC is out the point where the final kinks are being worked
    out of the native libc and attention starting to turn to producing a
    full userland. RedHat has a lot of sparc RPM packages available but
    not official distribution yet.

    Tom


    Tom Dyas tdyas@noc.rutgers.edu
    Network Operations Group http://noc.rutgers.edu/~tdyas/
    Rutgers University Computing Services 908-445-5683


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