PowerPC Platform definition architecture, standard
(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
, WorkplaceOS, AIX
and Windows NT
. IBM systems will (of course) be PReP-compliant. Apple's first PowerPC Macintosh
es will not be compliant, but future ones may be.
IBM info (http://fnctsrv0.chips.ibm.com/products/ppc/L3ppcp.html).
[Current OS statuses?]