Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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Linuxtag and Debian Developer Conference...
by bbrv on Thu 10th Jul 2003 04:35 UTC

Good document Nicholas!

Come see Nicholas and the Pegasos at Linuxtag. There will be a Pegasos at the Linuxtag in Karlsruhe this weekend. Linuxtag is Europe's largest GNU/Linux exhibition. The Linuxtag is at the Karlsruhe Convention Center from 10-13 July. Nicolas will be joined by Genesi's newest team member Sven Luther. Sven is a developer known to both the MorphOS and Linux development communities. Sven Luther's LinuxPPC kernel was recently announced on MorphOS-News here:

http://www.morphos-news.de/index.php?lg=en&nid=371&si=1

At Linuxtag, the Genesi Team and the Pegasos will be found in the Debian Booth.

The following weekend (18-20 July 2003) Sven will also be attending the Debian Developers Conference, Oslo, Norway with the Pegasos. Details about that conference can be found here:

http://debconf.org/debconf3/

Sven has joined Genesi to manage the LinuxPPC development effort for the Pegasos. Sven is a PhD candidate at the University of Strausbourg and an Associate Professor in the Computer Sciences Department. The University of Strasburg was founded in 1621, with a long tradition of academic excellence. Louis Pasteur, John Calvin, Marc Bloch and four Nobel Prize winners have studied or taught there. We can now add Sven to the list...;-) Welcome Sven!

Of course, Nicholas and Sven will be able to demo MorphOS too!

Have a great day!

Raquel and Bill
bbrv@genesi.lu