This appendix describes the differences between Red Hat Linux/SPARC and Red Hat Linux/Intel installations. While it provides a good overview of these differences, you will find it easier to read chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 in order. These chapters will refer you to the appropriate parts of this appendix at the appropriate time.
In addition, there is a Linux/SPARC homepage at
http://www.geog.ubc.ca/s_linux.html. It has a wealth of information for people considering Red Hat Linux/SPARC, and is a great resource.