[Scottish] Moving house!

Dan Shearer dan at shearer.org
Sat Dec 1 21:43:05 GMT 2007

On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 07:22:21PM +0000, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 00:09 +1030, Dan Shearer wrote:
> I've contributed patches to SimH and written a PDP8
> emulator and an SC/MP emulator.

Thanks for the software, I'm an appreciative user.

> > Conversely for people wanting to run a real OS on very different
> > hardware, NetBSD runs on all of them (and depending on the model
> > maybe the Apollo as well) and Linux runs on the Archimedes.
> Why the hell would you even consider trying to run Linux on the
> Archimedes?  It's got a perfectly good OS of its own.

It was precisely the goal of running Linux instead of RiscOS
(interesting though it is) that drove the ARM port of Linux as a totally
impractical hobby on outdated hardware. Then Russell King found his
hobby at the centre of interest by ARM Plc and embedded device
manufacturers, and it is now running on millions of devices. So three
cheers for pointless projects. There's lots of fun and education and
frustration to be had by jamming free OSs onto the kind of hardware that
turns up when people move house and I highly recommend it to people who
have only ever seen x86 :-)

Dan Shearer
dan at shearer.org

PS Now here's an interesting thing off /. : the GFDL will be changed to be CC
compatible, which is especially important for Wikipedia (with an
incorrectly-named URL):

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