Commit 4f4e2dc3 authored by Xose Vazquez Perez's avatar Xose Vazquez Perez Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] README updated

Replace old information with newer from kernel.org
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
parent a462e9ff
Linux kernel release 2.6.xx Linux kernel release 2.6.xx <http://kernel.org>
These are the release notes for Linux version 2.6. Read them carefully, These are the release notes for Linux version 2.6. Read them carefully,
as they tell you what this is all about, explain how to install the as they tell you what this is all about, explain how to install the
...@@ -6,23 +6,31 @@ kernel, and what to do if something goes wrong. ...@@ -6,23 +6,31 @@ kernel, and what to do if something goes wrong.
WHAT IS LINUX? WHAT IS LINUX?
Linux is a Unix clone written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by
assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across
It aims towards POSIX compliance. the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
It has all the features you would expect in a modern fully-fledged It has all the features you would expect in a modern fully-fledged Unix,
Unix, including true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, including true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand
demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management,
management and TCP/IP networking. and multistack networking including IPv4 and IPv6.
It is distributed under the GNU General Public License - see the It is distributed under the GNU General Public License - see the
accompanying COPYING file for more details. accompanying COPYING file for more details.
ON WHAT HARDWARE DOES IT RUN? ON WHAT HARDWARE DOES IT RUN?
Linux was first developed for 386/486-based PCs. These days it also Although originally developed first for 32-bit x86-based PCs (386 or higher),
runs on ARMs, DEC Alphas, SUN Sparcs, M68000 machines (like Atari and today Linux also runs on (at least) the Compaq Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC and
Amiga), MIPS and PowerPC, and others. UltraSPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, PowerPC64, ARM, Hitachi SuperH,
IBM S/390, MIPS, HP PA-RISC, Intel IA-64, DEC VAX, AMD x86-64, AXIS CRIS,
and Renesas M32R architectures.
Linux is easily portable to most general-purpose 32- or 64-bit architectures
as long as they have a paged memory management unit (PMMU) and a port of the
GNU C compiler (gcc) (part of The GNU Compiler Collection, GCC). Linux has
also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although
functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.
DOCUMENTATION: DOCUMENTATION:
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