|[Web] Pegasos, Freescale & Gentoo||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 04-Oct-2004 15:35 GMT by Emil 'opi' Oppeln Bronikowski||35 comments|
In this interview Gentoo developer, Pieter Van den Abeele mentions PegasosPPC. But I bet there's few people who will say: there's no connection between Genesi and Freescale. ;-)
Our mindshare is definitely growing leaps. Just recently we gained a lot of mindshare by making all our PowerPC products natively compatible with Pegasos PowerPC Systems.
Freescale semiconductor, (a subsidiary of Motorola Inc.) has donated ten Open Desktop Workstations to this cause. Gentoo is obviously quite popular on these machines because our product, unlike other Linux distributions, just works on them.
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|Pegasos, Freescale & Gentoo : Comment 12 of 35||ANN.lu|
|Posted by gary_c on 05-Oct-2004 01:51 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 6 (Agima):|
At the risk of feeding a known troll:
>>But I bet there's few people who will say: there's no connection between Genesi and Freescale. ;-)
I don't see a connection. Move along people. Nothing to see here.
Freescale Semiconductor, formerly Motorola's semiconductor division, is the biggest single purchaser of Genesi Pegasos systems (systems, not just motherboards, so the income is extra-juicy). Freescale has placed these in their facilities in various places worldwide as well as *giving them* to other developers (MorphOS as well as Linux and others). This has been a great new source of income for Genesi, and in the bargain, has facilitated distro ports and other software development. Genesi, of course, has new earnings available to underwrite MorphOS development as well as to cover hardware production and promotion costs. All upside, no downside -- a means to addressing problems we discussed recently in another thread, right? Maybe your smiley meant you knew all this already, but there it is again, just in case....
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