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DistributionWatch: Your Guide to Linux Distributions - page 4

Introducing Our Linux Distribution Guide

  • September 27, 2004
  • By Sean Michael Kerner

Apokalypse
Apokalypse is running a Linux 2.0.35 server and supports the PowerBook 1400, as well as a slew of other Macintosh platforms.

Linux/m68k
Linux/m68k is the port of the Linux operating system to run on systems using Motorola's 68020, 68030, 68040 and 68060 microprocessors. Linux/m68k, like other Linux ports, is source compatible with Linux on other platforms. Current releases of the m68k kernel are stable on the Amiga, Atari, many Apple Macintosh models, and several VMEbus single-board computers from BVM, Motorola and Tadpole. In addition, ports are underway (with varying levels of progress) to the HP 9000/300 series, the NeXT workstation (black hardware), the Q40 and Q60, and Sun 3 series workstations.

Linux/m68k for Macintosh
The goal behind Linux/m68k for Macintosh -- as opposed to the more general Linux/m68k project -- is to get Linux/m64k running on m68k-based Macintoshes. The latest kernel supported is 2.2.

Linux/PPC
LinuxPPC is a native port of Linux to the PowerPC processor. Linux/PPC runs natively on PCI-based Apple PowerMacs, the iBook, G3 systems, many IBM & Motorola PReP and CHRP workstations, Amiga Power-UP systems and several embedded platforms including the Motorola MBX and RPX. The kernel supports multiple processors (SMP), which works on some Power Macs and certain 4-CPU IBM RS/6000 computers.

MkLinux
MkLinux operates on the The Open Group Mach (PMK1.1) microkernel, running natively on the PowerPC microprocessor. .

Yellow Dog Linux
Champion Server is designed as a complete Internet/intranet server, complete with four database systems and the Apache Web server. In addition, Yellow Dog offers other Linux distributions

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