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1. Preface.

This document is a step by step guide meant to provide information in order to help you running Linux on SPARC based computers, As these computers are quite different from PCs an hardware section will provide you with the needed information in order to understand how they work and what can be expected from the various CPUs and models.

I am not a SPARC specialist, nor a Solaris or Linux guru, I am just someone who is realy found of well engineered products, and wish to help you in choosing your hardware and finding information. Thus I have tried to write down this document in order to ease your path.

I hope this HOWTO will help you and you will have a lot of fun with your SPARC Computer.

1.1 Translations.

Kim Hyun-Gyu <> provide a Korean translation. You can read it online at

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