Minix 3 vs portability - was Re: Looking for a small fast VAX development machine

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at
Tue Feb 23 16:41:06 CST 2016

On Tue, 23 Feb 2016, Liam Proven wrote:

> POWER chips are still going strong but they're big and run hot taking
> lots of power. Apple needed a CPU line that could offer good notebook
> chips as well as desktop chips, and POWER (and PowerPC) was only
> addressing desktop devices.

 Are you sure?  I've seen plenty of Freescale cores going pretty low as 
far as power consumption goes, like their whole e200 line to start from 
the very low end, but there's also e6500 for example if you want 64 bits 
and more processing power.  And then plenty of choice in between.


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