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Motorola 68k

Motorola 68000 series CPUs have been the standard processors for Unix workstation during early and mid 1980's. They were also widely used in last generation home computers, before PCs broke into that market. Especially the well known Atari ST and Commodore Amiga systems used the 68000 CPU and follow-up models got up to the 68040 (standard configuration, not talking about CPU expansions).
Today these CPUs can still be found in embedded devices.

Linux requires a memory management unit (MMU), which is integrated into the 68030 and higher, with the exception of EC models like 68EC030.
Linux also supports the external 68551 MMU available for the 68020.



The following Linux distributions are available for this architecture.


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