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Re: first Linux port
From: Helge Kreutzmann (kreutzmitp.uni-hannover.de)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2006 - 14:10:52 CDT
On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 11:54:07AM -0600, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 08:14:30AM -0700, Tom Linden wrote:
> > Can someone tell me when the first port of Linux to Digital HW ocurred?
> As far as I know the first Alpha port was done in May 1994 by
> Jim Paradis from DEC labs in Massachusetts. This was a 32-bit port
> but pretty quickly this was replaced by a 64-bit version which
> become "the one".
Actually, Linus was the guy with the 64-bit version and he beat the
internal DEC group (which was subsequently quickly scrachted again).
If you look at the sources of the aboot loader, you'll find his name
* (C) 1995 Linus Torvalds
* Alpha division..
Dr. Helge Kreutzmann, Dipl.-Phys. Helge.Kreutzmannitp.uni-hannover.de
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