Linked by Peter Olsen on Tue 25th Mar 2003 00:41 UTC
Linux The new Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 brings recent Linux user interface improvements to the PowerPC architecture. Smooth, anti-aliased fonts and the clean, refined style of Red Hat's Blue Curve theme make this a beautiful creation to look at. There are screenshots here, though they aren't big enough to really do it justice.
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just got debian installed
by johnG on Tue 25th Mar 2003 01:44 UTC

hibridmatthias wrote:
> Actually, I just purchased an iMac 700mHZ

iBook 700 MHz? Sounds like YDL is *made* for you. ;)

From the article:
Of course, the big news is that YDL 3.0 has smooth, anti-aliased fonts! This alone is reason to ditch all previous versions of Linux.

Hep hep! I much prefer bitmapped fonts on my LCD display. Much easier on my old eyes anyway.

When I looked at the "Store" page at terrasoft, I was a little surprised and disappointed that it won't be available off-the-shelf until April. Further, I was bummed that it only looks to come in two versions: sans printed manual for $25, and manual + tee-shirt for $55. I'd like to see just the disks and printed manual for around $30 - $35.

Anyhow, I couldn't wait, so I got hold of some debian woody disks and installed on my newly-acquired Powerbook G3 (Firewire, aka "Pismo"). The mouse/pointing device (hmm, not sure what it's called) wasn't detected correctly and I had to seach the web to find and copy someone else's XF86Config-4 and copy it. It still moves the pointer too fast across the screen. Also, I still don't have the 2nd and 3rd mouse buttons emulated.

Booting it, and calling startx, I got KDE -- still don't know how to get any other WM to come up.

So I guess the moral is, YDL sounds nice if you aren't interested in fiddling with every little thing to get it working the way you want. In this way, I think that YDL and Debian are fairly complementary.