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Oct 16, 2000, 10:51 PM

my friend bought a p575 and was wondering if linux ran on it. if it does, is anything needed besides the linux install cd?
if it doesnt run, what are upgrade options, i know it has a nubus slot.

thanks for any help
The Wolfe
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Oct 16, 2000, 11:58 PM
Currently The Performa 575 cannot really do anything with Linux for 68k because of the absence of a FPU (FPU emulation isn't running yet). You may, however, be able to run a version of BSD on your Performa (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, or NetBSD). I am currently running the 68k version of NetBSD on my Macintosh IIci - and it's a very mature and complete operating system. I haven't played with any of the others, but I have heard good things about both FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

Eliott Wolfe
Winnetka, Calif
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