From: John C. Hart (hart_at_eecs.wsu.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 21 1995 - 14:48:20 EDT
Keith Moore complained:
>I've tried everything I can think of -- talking to various IBM people,
>talking to folks at Analog Devices and Crystal Semicouductor.
>Without exception, *all* of the IBM folks I've talked to seemed
>genuinely paranoid about giving out any information on it. Even
>those who didn't know the information themselves (or whether it
>was actually considered confidential), were unwilling to even
>refer me to someone who *could* tell me.
>I'm thoroughly disgusted at IBM's lack of support for this machine.
I think IBM is more forthcoming to corporate OS developers with money than to
broke university OS hackers like us.
Did you notice if Solaris supported sound on the Thinkpad?
By the way, if it wasn't for you (Moore), I would have never gotten
Linux up on my Thinkpad. Thanks again, although it you probably don't want to
take credit for other people's suffering (insert smiley here). All in all, its
been well worth the extra effort to maintain Linux on the Thinkpad.
--- John C. Hart, Asst. Prof. School of EECS, Wash. St. Univ. Pullman, WA 99164-2752 (509)335-2343 fax:(509)335-3818
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