Service Pack for Windows NT running in a PowerPC RS6000

Hi, i have another question...
Where may i find a service pack update for Windows NT 4 running on a IBM PowerPC RS600 ?
(so it must be a PPC Service Pack)
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j2Commented:
There isnt one.

MS supplies packs for intel and alpha only. You can see for yourself in

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/nt40/
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j2Commented:
The point here is that MS does support running NT on a RS6k at all.. IBM has made it work using hte generic PPC distro, which MS also doesnt support any more. And there isnt any software really.
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AlexanderAuthor Commented:
Sorry, i've read somewere "how to install the service pack 2 on a powerpc" but i've forgot the address... So i'm sure that there is a Service pack 2 for powerPC running Windows NT !
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j2Commented:


ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/nt40/ussp2/

SP1 is less buggy then SP2 tho. These service packs will install on Motorola PPC platforms, but not RS6k's afaik.
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AlexanderAuthor Commented:
OK, you're the winner !
But in fact i was looking for the french version so it is at : ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/frn
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j2Commented:
The problem is that there is no SP3 or higher, which means that next to no software will run on it. (regarding your question about browser software etc etc)
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AlexanderAuthor Commented:
i'm just looking for a "normal" web browser. And, if possible, ICQ...
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j2Commented:
Wont work. Internet Explorer ver 3 and up requires atleast SP3, Netscape ver 3 and up requires SP3, ICQ98 and up requires SP3. Opera also requires SP3 and i think even mosaic requires sp3

NT on a PPC is a dead end unfortunately.
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j2Commented:
and also Office95 and up requires SP3 or higher
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AlexanderAuthor Commented:
maybe, but anyway, the software that you're talkning about to me, is sofware for iX86 computers... So i'm looking for a site with software for it, it must exists ! and i want to know where !
;)
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j2Commented:
No, i am talking about software for NT. So you need software for NT running on RS/6k which isnt a supported platform. The only reason that the PPC version was made were for embedded industry systems. Not much use for "user software" on those.
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AlexanderAuthor Commented:
ok, i understant but i think, for example if i can install a Java platform in it, i can run the ICQ Java for example...
I think that something could be done to browse with the powerPC, get ICQ an read e-mails...
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j2Commented:
Yep, AIX + X + Netscape works great on my RS/6k's (old 220's and 250's not PPC, i know)

Well, good luck :)
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AlexanderAuthor Commented:
I know that, i've tested it and i have AIX, but at this moment i have no time to "learn" AIX, so i've installed NT...

Thx !
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