In an Acorn you can have RiscOS, Windoze, UNIX at the same time (was: In a P.C. you can have UNIX and MS-DOS...)

Jeremy Cook cookj at landcare.cri.nz
Tue Jun 25 09:40:54 EST 1996


In article <4q67s8$fdi at groa.uct.ac.za> Rob Miller <rmiller at junior.uwc.ac.za> writes:
>From: Rob Miller <rmiller at junior.uwc.ac.za>
>Subject: Re: In a P.C. you can have UNIX and MS-DOS Windows at the same time.
>Date: 18 Jun 1996 12:36:24 GMT

>Hi Matthew,

> (mailed direct as well - don't know *how* slow that SA connection will be :-)


>demeler at selway.umt.edu (Borries Demeler) wrote:
>>In article <4pt80r$atb at hp.fciencias.unam.mx>,
>>Adrian Kornhauser <adriank at servidor.unam.mx> wrote:
>>>flyon at www.earthlink.com (Matthew Lyon) wrote:
>>>
>>>You can run Linux on a P.C. linux is actuallt UNIX for P.C. Very
>>>stable, loads of support from other users and IT'S FREE.
>>
>>>
>>>>   I'm a freshman biochem. major trying to decide what route to go, PC or
>>>>PowerMac. I only have about four grand to spend - Which platform has a
>>>>better selection of software that would for me? I'm on an old borrowed Mac
>>
>>I would like to second this opinion. I am running DOS, Linux, and Windows
>>all on the same platform for 3 years now. And I am *EXTREMELY* happy with it.


>I too would second this opinion, although I note that the Mac/PC described 
>by another poster (Martin Pion) should also run linux happily as all that's
>needed is something with iapx (Intel) architecture.  I purchased a 486 pc
>while a grad student in biochem and ran 386BSD (another freeware PC Unix
>clone); the machine was perfect for developing software at home

Interesting thread... I don't suppose you know of the Acorn machine. This 
thing has its own highly responsive OS running under an ARM cpu as well as 
taking a x86 co-processor. Linux runs natively, and the whole system can take 
up to 5 processors. A very intriguing machine indeed.

Jeremy







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