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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On the other hand...
by fretinator on Tue 13th Feb 2007 22:39 UTC
fretinator
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2005-07-06

I'm glad business decisions are being made. One of the most common "knocks" I hear against open-source projects is that nobody takes leadership, and things linger on without decisiveness. Here two very clear, albeit unpopular decisions were made and commuunicated. I, too am sorry to see the PPC go as a supported platform for Ubuntu, but I applaud their willlingness to make tough decisions.


[Edit: Changed Hear to Here]

Edited 2007-02-13 22:41

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