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: About the binay drivers...
by shiny on Tue 13th Feb 2007 22:17 UTC in reply to "About the binay drivers..."
shiny
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2005-08-09

Some people will not agree with me, but from a pure pragmatic POV I hope this decision was made because of time limits, and will be reconsidered for 7.10

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mjg59 Member since:
2005-10-17

The decision was expressly not made because of time limits. It was made because there's no compelling reason to supply this functionality by default. If there is by 7.10, it'll be reconsidered.

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