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Re: SGI/Linux vs. Linux/MIPS

To: Ulf Carlsson <grimsy@varberg.se>
Subject: Re: SGI/Linux vs. Linux/MIPS
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:09:47 -0500 (EST)
Cc: SGI/Linux mailing list <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980228234632.10491A-100000@calypso.saturn>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Sat, 28 Feb 1998, Ulf Carlsson wrote:
> 
> Are SGI/Linux and Linux/MIPS two different projects?

I think the answer is "sort of".

Certainly the software ports for various MIPS architectures are similiar,
including the kernel.  SGI/Linux is really just an instance of big endian
MIPS/Linux. 

The value added in SGI Linux is that there's a company standing somewhat
behind it, offering help with some of the SGI-specific issues.

- Alex


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