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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by ssam on Tue 13th Feb 2007 22:25 UTC
ssam
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2006-03-12

this may not make much difference to powerpc ubuntu users. there will still be iso, and repositories for powerpc. most bugs in the powerpc ubuntu exist in the x86 ubuntu, so they will still get fixed. the powerpc specific issues will still get fixed upstream, or by the community.

of course you wont be able to buy powerpc support from canonical (but if a significant number of people actually were, then this would not have happened).

it is still a shame for powerpc users, as there will be less testing. but i dont think it is worth leaving ubuntu over.

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