Do we need this junk?
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 20:54:51 UTC 2007
On 4/6/07, Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 03:25:24PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > On 4/6/07, Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu> wrote:
> > >On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 03:06:20PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I only suggested dropping PC98. Why? If you look at the PC98 page* it
> > >> hasn't been updated since FreeBSD 4.11 and bsdstats.org shows zero
> > >> people using it... PC98 is a dead platform like Alpha and Alpha
> > >> support is being dropped for FreeBSD 7, but if you look at
> > >> bsdstats.org the Alpha platform has more users than sparc, powerpc and
> > >> pc98 combined!!
> > >
> > >pc98 appears to be popular in Japan. See
> > >http://people.freebsd.org/~kato/pc98.html
> > >
> > >Alpha died because the chip maker stopped
> > >making chips.
> > >
> > NEC stopped making PC98 system in 1997!!!
> That's odd. See NEC's press release dated 23 OCT 97
> concerning a new series of PC98-NX
"The PC-9801's last successor is the Celeron-based PC-9821Ra43 (with a
clockspeed 433MHz), which appeared in 2000" -Wikipedia Ok I was off
by 3 years, but it's still been dead longer than Alpha.
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