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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.5.75
    Linus Torvalds writes:

    > On 11 Jul 2003, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > >
    > > Linus Torvalds <> writes:
    > > >
    > > > Also, the only real point of a stable release is for distribution makers.
    > > > That pretty much cuts the list of "needs to be supported" down to x86,
    > > > ia64, x86-64 and possibly sparc/alpha.
    > >
    > > No ppc, ppc64, s390?
    > Do we have distributions that intend to make releases using those? I
    > suspect not, but hey, don't get me wrong: I'd love to see them working
    > out-of-the-box.

    SuSE has a ppc64 version of their enterprise server edition and I
    think they include ppc32 kernels too. Terrasoft does a distribution
    aimed at powermac users. Mandrake and Gentoo have ppc versions of
    their distributions. And of course there is Debian/PPC, which is what
    I use. I think ppc and ppc64 have well and truly eclipsed alpha and
    sparc, in terms of the size of the market for distributions, by now.

    In fact ppc and ppc64 are in pretty good shape in your tree as far as
    the desktop and server machines are concerned.

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