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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So long old friend
by uteck on Wed 14th Feb 2007 00:57 UTC
uteck
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2006-07-16

I have used the PPC version on a old G4 for a few years, running MOL when I had to interact with a Mac app when I had to. But using Linux on Apple hardware always had some problems. I never got the cd burner to work properly, and X liked to default to 1024x768, even with it was not the preferred mode. I have to remove all other modes to get anything else.

The performace for a dual 800 was nice, but the really annoying thing is the lack of plugins, even getting Java installed was a pain. But the joy I get from running Linux on Apple hardware and annoying rabid fan-boys, is priceless. ;)

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