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 Kroc on Tue 13th Feb 2007 22:09 UTC in reply to "A sad day for PPC"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

It is indeed sad. The PPC chip is a marvel of engineering, but the truth is that people are not optimizing for it heavily because the userbase is still low. What with no Flash or plugin support, or binary support from any vendors, nor virtualisation support for Windows (the hot topic right now) it seems that the PPC arc is no longer practical to maintain.

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RE[2]: A sad day for PPC
by rayiner on Tue 13th Feb 2007 23:52 in reply to "RE: A sad day for PPC"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

BELETED: (If you don't have something nice to say...)

Edited 2007-02-13 23:57

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RE[3]: A sad day for PPC
by dylansmrjones on Wed 14th Feb 2007 09:21 in reply to "RE[2]: A sad day for PPC"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Beleted? ;)

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