Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
>Perhaps one of them has more easily supported network or sound or something(?).
Nah, the PA6T isn't an SOC like the P5020 (where networking is built into the processor).
And the X1000 uses a standard PC Southbridge and NIC.
The only thing that might have made support easier is using a more common NIC.
Obviously the controller built into the PCI cards was fairly easy to support.
And from the POV of necessity, only the Tabor with its P1022 cpu really must have a driver for the on chip NIC, because that system has limited expansion capabilities.
The X1000 and X5000 can easily use plug in network or wireless boards.
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