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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mikesum32
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2005-10-22

Linux on PPC is the alternative OS for the alternative platform.

When Apple switched focus to x86 we all knew PPC for the home computer would die a slow lingering death.

It's just a matter of time unless there is reversal from Apple or an unexpected shakeup.

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Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

While apple has a long history of orphaning relatively recent hardware, (look at mac -> macII -> macIII for example), Linux on the other hand, has it's roots in alternate platforms and cast off junk. Not disagreeing with you at all, just surprising coming from a linux distro.

Another reason to stick with Gentoo, wide cross platform support. Helps keep your environment homogenous.

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