Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Feb 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by nell
Linux "CRUX PPC 2.7 is now available. It works on Apple 32bit 'NewWorld' G3/G4 and Apple 64bit G5, Genesi PegasosII and Efika, Acube Sam440ep, YDL Powerstation, IBM Intellistation POWER and IBM Power Systems servers. CRUX PPC 2.7 is, as usual, released via two different installation ISO: 32bit and 64bit. The 32bit version is based on a single lib toolchain instead the 64bit one comes with a multilib toolchain. These two versions share the same ports tree."
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Yes but why?
by ameasures on Wed 16th Feb 2011 17:20 UTC
ameasures
Member since:
2006-01-09

Genuine curiosity.

What distinguishes CRUX from Debian, NetBSD, OpenBSD or FreeBSD?

CRUX doesn't target a popular audience so probably not suited to a desktop role.

Undoubtedly a following exists - are they all uber techs?

Like others, I have an old Mac G4 or two to hand, it is great to have choices - but how to choose between them.

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RE: Yes but why?
by NicePics13 on Wed 16th Feb 2011 20:27 UTC in reply to "Yes but why?"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

I would say Crux was inspired by the KISS mentality of Arch - but with a fixed release cycle - and the ports system from NetBSD. Desktop, server, thin client.. doesn't matter as long as you are willing to read the manual.

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RE[2]: Yes but why?
by tupp on Wed 16th Feb 2011 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes but why?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

I would say Crux was inspired by the KISS mentality of Arch

More likely the opposite -- Crux predates Arch.

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