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Meaning of POWERPC PLATFORM

 
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(PPCP, PReP - PowerPC Reference Platform, formerly CHRP - Common Hardware Reference Platform) An open system standard, designed by ibm, intended to ensure compatibility among powerpc-based systems built by different companies. The PReP standard specifies the pci bus, but will also support isa, microchannel and pcmcia.

PReP-compliant systems will be able to run the macintosh OS, os/2, workplaceos, aix, solaris, taligent and windows nt. IBM systems will (of course) be PReP-compliant. Apple's first powerpc macintoshes will not be compliant, but future ones may be.

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