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Offline joe_avarage

Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2003, 04:07:29 PM »
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We can hope... but don't count on it with nVidia (whose cards I use and love, by the way)

Well, at least a GF2 MX runs on my AmigaOne ... last time I tried in text mode only, though. XFree/fbdev seems to have some troubles (hangs after fbset, haven't tried any X native GF driver though)...maybe I should give that a try again with the 2.4.21 kernel...
 

Offline Gaidheal

Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2003, 04:21:30 PM »
@asian1

IBM already said they will put AIX onto the 970 based servers :¬)
[color=3300FF]Gaidheal[/color][/b][color=0066CC] - \\"The Emulator Guy\\"[/color][/i]
 

Offline iamaboringperson

Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2003, 02:34:23 AM »
looks like ibm will pretty soon have AIX SMP machines in the bargain basement range... :lol:
 

Offline asian1

Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2003, 05:20:22 AM »
>Cheap AIX SMP

Hello
IF SCO win the UNIX Case against IBM, will AIX became worthless software?

Today I contacted local IBM Office. Their official reply:
IBM does not sell direct to customer! The customer should use X86 SMP
machines for low cost. IBM DOES NOT SELL PowerPC machine to customer!
The only non X86 machine is US$ 100,000 machine based on POWER4 CPU.

They ask me to contact IBM re-sellers. Their reply: WE DON'T SELL
any PowerPC machine, we only sell Windows based IBM X86 PC!!
We don't support any AIX or LINUX machine. IF you want to buy
PowerPC machine, BUY FROM APPLE!

I wonder if the machine will receive NO SUPPORT and IBM Sales WILL HATE
the machine, similar to OS/2 PRODUCTS, because IBM Sales 100% SUPPORT
INTEL & MS Monopoly.
 

Offline anarchic_teapot

Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2003, 10:44:06 AM »
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asian1 wrote:

I wonder if the machine will receive NO SUPPORT and IBM Sales WILL HATE
the machine, similar to OS/2 PRODUCTS, because IBM Sales 100% SUPPORT
INTEL & MS Monopoly.


The excessive CAPITALS say it all: you're going off the deep end for nothing. All you've been told is that IBM do not sell PowerPC equipment to end users. MAI don't sell AmigaOnes to end users either: try to order one from them and you'll be referred to Eyetech.

In fact MAI/Eyetech have a very good relationship with IBM's PPC division.
AT
 

Offline iamaboringperson

Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2003, 07:18:43 PM »
asian1,
its probably strictly B2B or somthing

you are right yough, ibm should be a bit more open with their RS/6000 market etc...
im sure there are plenty of individuals who would love to have one sitting on their desk, if only they were more accessable!
 

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Re: Cheap PPC Linux Machines From IBM
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2003, 07:33:51 PM »
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iamaboringperson wrote:
asian1,
its probably strictly B2B or somthing

you are right yough, ibm should be a bit more open with their RS/6000 market etc...
im sure there are plenty of individuals who would love to have one sitting on their desk, if only they were more accessable!


I turned down the chance of buying an RS/6000 workstation about 3 years ago, as a bloke I worked with said it would just be a dumb terminal with no PPC CPU inside.  I hope he was telling me the truth, as it was only £20 (bankrupt stock), and there were about 20 of these machines in the shop for sale.