Linked by douglasm on Sun 28th Mar 2010 21:34 UTC
Linux At least two major GNU/Linux distributions have decided to drop PowerPC support; OpenSUSE has dropped support already, and Fedora is going to drop it in Fedora 13.
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not shocking
by re_re on Sun 28th Mar 2010 23:07 UTC
re_re
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It's not really all that shocking for large corporate Linux distributors to drop support for an architecture that for all practical purposes had very little chance of generating revenue. I am certain that if a large PPC contract came in they would start supporting it again, but either way, it is open source, and that having been said, it is quite likely that a person (or group of people) will pick up the slack for the nitch PPC desktop market.

This is the beauty of Linux, no one company, government, or person controls it. Anybody can jump in and pick up the slack if the need is there.

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