On Tue, 28 Jul 1998 12:34:14 -0400, "Jon G. Temple"
>This just in from Macintouch:
>The new PowerPC Linux Release 4 (http://www.linuxppc.org/) is said to be
>faster and more stable than the previous release, booting into a graphic
>desktop environment. The software bundle includes Netscape Communicator
>4.0.5 and GIMP 1.0, a "professional-grade graphics editor."
> "PowerPC Linux runs on virtually every
>PowerPC produced, including the Power Macintosh, Macintosh clones, and
> PowerBook 3400 and G3 series. It also runs
>on the Apple Network Server, BeBox, IBM ThinkPad 850, Motorola
> PowerSTACK, and several RS/6000 models."
>Obviously, the part-time unpaid engineers on the LinuxPPC and MkLinux
>projects must be quite a bit smarter than Apple's full time engineers,
>since they have managed to provide UNIX support for all PPC Macs ---
>even pre-G3s! (NuBus included). Moreover, the MkLinux project has done
>so with the same Mach 3.0 microkernel that Apple will use with Mac OS X.
>Apple should fire everyone of their full time engineers and hire these
>much smarter folks, as they can create a fast rocksolid OS with greater
>model support and without ANY Apple documentation about Apple hardware
>than can Apple's engineers, with a multi-million dollar budget, and
>complete hardware specs.
goes something like this:
One day, in the near future, Caldera, the maker of one of the popular
Linux distributions, buys/(murges with) Netscape. Later, their
combined stock starts to pickup steam...it gets high enough that they
can use it to buy Apple.
Then the fun starts. Board Chairman Noordia (sp?) and Pres/CEO
Barksdale turn Apple into a Linux company. They port ALL Mac software
to Linux, all the while working to make Linux as easy to use as a Mac.
They cut hardware prices and put Linux on all their hardware from
servers to Newtons. After a painful restructuring, Apple makes a real
comeback and is one of the biggest and most profitable Linux
Like I said, this is just a daydream.
L. Shelton Bumgarner -- Keeper of the Great Renaming FAQ
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