Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:51 UTC, submitted by IdaAshley
IBM "The OpenPower program offers free remote access to servers running 64-bit Linux on POWER5 processors. In Part 1 of the Taking OpenPower for a spin series, author Peter Seebach introduces the process of getting access to a system and compiling applications for it, both as 32-bit and 64-bit applications. He pays particular attention to issues unique to 'guest' software development without root privileges - something most Linux users have never had to do."
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Say it again
by Sphinx on Wed 27th Sep 2006 14:06 UTC
Sphinx
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2005-07-09

Been saying it for 20 years, "Nobody needs root".

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RE: Say it again
by Tor85 on Wed 27th Sep 2006 21:57 UTC in reply to "Say it again"
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2006-07-04

But who is Nobody?

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Why bother?
by 0xbadbeef on Wed 27th Sep 2006 16:00 UTC
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2005-11-12

Why bother with Linux when you can have AIX on the same hardware? AIX is still head and shoulders above Linux anyway. It looks more like Linux is an IBM PR compaign for Power hardware.

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RE: Why bother?
by Sphinx on Wed 27th Sep 2006 16:05 UTC in reply to "Why bother?"
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2005-07-09

Good point.

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RE: Why bother?
by zizban on Wed 27th Sep 2006 17:31 UTC in reply to "Why bother?"
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2005-07-06

Ever use AIX? Its good for what it does...serve but it has a lot of non standard stuff about it that makes portability to and from other Unixes/Linux a challenge. And if you want to just recompile your app for a different platform, Linux will do a much better job than AIX.

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RE[2]: Why bother?
by bsd_geek on Wed 27th Sep 2006 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Why bother?"
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2006-05-04

"Ever use AIX? Its good for what it does...serve but it has a lot of non standard stuff about it that makes portability to and from other Unixes/Linux a challenge. And if you want to just recompile your app for a different platform, Linux will do a much better job than AIX."

Hmmmmmm

s/AIX/Linux/
s/Linux/BSD/

'nuff said

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