Linked by John Mills on Tue 13th Feb 2007 21:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu Technical Board has made two technical decisions of which we would like to inform the Ubuntu community. Both of these decisions concern the upcoming 7.04 release of Ubuntu, scheduled for mid-April." Ubuntu 7.04 will not activate binary video drivers by default, essentially meaning nothing will change from the previous releases. The second change is a major blow to the PowerPC architecture and thus owners of Apple PPC hardware: "The PowerPC edition of Ubuntu will be reclassified as unofficial. The PowerPC software itself and supporting infrastructure will continue to be available, and supported by a community team." Translation: Ubuntu PPC can shake hands with the dodo.
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RE: A sad day for PPC
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 13th Feb 2007 22:05 UTC in reply to "A sad day for PPC"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

This is indeed sad, since one of these days, Apple will axe support for the G4 as well, but that was never a problem since you knew a well-supported and well tested PowerPC distro was available (Ubuntu really shines on PPC compared to its rivals) to replace Mac OS X in the future.

Sad, this.

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