>>> No MCA support. Supposedly someone was working on it at one time,
>>> but nothing became of it. If you want to run FreeBSD you need to use
>>> an ISA, EISA, VLB or PCI bus based machine.
>> No problem, Linux runs on MCA machines.
>And it's probably experimental at best which is about par for an OS
>with the entropy approach to development. I seem to recall the licensing
>fees for MCA and the membership fees from the MCA Developer's
>Association from Fall COMDEX 1992 as being in the four digit range.
>Also keep in mind the demand factor. Is it worth it to develop
>for an obsolete architecture that even the manufacturer no longer
>supports it? Sure, you go ahead and continue to release your movies
>in Beta format.
I'm running Linux on a 9577 with the following configuration:
PS/2 Model 77, 486DX2-66, 16MB RAM, XGA-2, 9527 IBM Display, 230MB
SCSI HD, 240MB SCSI HD, 2.88 FD, external USR 33.6, Linux 2.0.29.
Web access: netscape 3.x
email: netscape 3.x mozilla
fax: mgetty+sendfax ( Gert Doering )
document: lyx-0.12 (Matthias Ettrich et al.), laTeX, ghostscript
calendar: xcalendar (Roman Budzianowski)
remote: telnet over SLIP/PPP (Culhane, van Kempen)
windows: XFree86 ( Henry Worth, Chris Beauregard on XGA-2 support)
linux: 2.0.29, Slackware 3.2 distribution
I got most of what I needed at:
(site of Chris Beauregard's 2.0.29 patch for mca)
(site of Patrick Volkerding's Slackware distribution of Linux)