Originally Published: Tuesday, 10 August 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Internal News/General Announcements Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

IBM Microelectronics turns to Linux to promote PowerPC

If Motorola isn't going to offer PowerPC-based Linux 'thin' servers -- at least not for the time being -- then IBM, its partner in the development of PowerPC, sure as heck will.

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From the Register:

"On Monday, Motorola Computer Group (MCG) used LinuxWorld to debut its SLX range of Linux-based 'thin' servers -- machines designed to provide small LANs with Internet access. However, MCG's boxes are based on Intel CPUs running Caldera's OpenLinux."

"So this week, IBM Microelectronics will demo a series of PowerPC-based Linux thin servers, including a reference design based on a copper-interconnected 450MHz PowerPC 750."

"Actually, the fact it's IBM's Microelectronics division doing the demo says it all: the company's presence at LinuxWorld is more about selling more processors than selling Linux boxes."

Read the article.





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