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Re: indigo2 extreme

To: Mike Shaver <shaver@netscape.com>
Subject: Re: indigo2 extreme
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 21:53:29 -0800
Cc: "linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com" <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <36A4120E.2FF847E0@netscape.com>
References: <36A4120E.2FF847E0@netscape.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Mike Shaver writes:
 > So I've got a decent deal on an indigo2[*] with the extreme kit lined
 > up, and I'm wondering how much I'll regret it if I go ahead and purchase
 > it.  Will I live to see it run Linux?  Will I be able to use the x86
 > EISA code to get started?
...

      As has been discussed here a number of times, the Indigo2 is
not too different from an Indy.  The Extreme graphics, however, are
a challenge to support with open source software, and I do not yet
have authorization to release the hardware specifications for the
EISA interface either (although I keeping working on being able
to release all the hardware specifications).  


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