>Just though we should keep it in mind. (I think mach would handle MIPS cpu+
>mips video real well 8-) )
The system is certainly capable, but there are still a few obstacles to
getting Mach running. The major one is the fact that Mach kernel
development is still very much tied to CMU. The source is made available,
but there's a fairly long wait between releases and I doesn't compare well
to the speed of Linux development. I'm not knocking Mach, but I really
think Linux is a better option at this stage... We can take another look
once the hardware's here I guess <grin>.
>Linux of course is 100% free but probably the least portable (it pains
>me to say).
At least it's fairly small. The Mach source is pretty big, and there is
lots of message passing semantics to learn if you really want to understand
it all. Not only that, but then you've got to understand (and debug) the
servers you're trying to run. Really, I think Linux would be an
easier/quicker port... (sound strange, doesn't it <grin>).
Pat -- "There's only one thing left to do Mama, I got to ding a ding dang
my dang a long ling long" (Jesus Built My Hotrod -- Ministry)
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