[Scottish] Linux on RS/6000

Gordon JC Pearce scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Apr 1 11:06:00 2003

On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 10:43, Michael Cameron wrote:
> >
> >Feel free to drop me a note if I can help more.
> >
> Thanks.  I was looking at probably just overwriting AIX or perhaps dual
> booting if possible.  I have a 44p model 170 (single 400Mhz power 3-11
> processor, 512Mb RAM, 18Gb disk, GXT130P graphics adaptor) which most of the
> time is switched off (since the fan appears to have been modelled on a small
> helicopter judging by the noise) and was wondering what I might be able to
> do with it.  My company were bought over by another hardware manufacturer
> with their own Unix (and Linux) offerings and it is definitely not the done
> thing to be running AIX.  I don't to actually spend any money on doing this
> (cause it will be out of my pocket) so the "Enterprise edition" prices are
> not what I want (Redhat's $3500 and Suse's "call for information" bearing in
> mind the $749 price tag for x86).  I'll have a wee hunt around for some
> downloads and any old list chatter and see what I come up with, I'm
> certainly not the first to have tried this.
> MC

Have you looked at NetBSD?