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 DevL on Wed 14th Feb 2007 07:36 UTC in reply to "A sad day for PPC"
DevL
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2005-07-06

With a PowerMac G5 and a G4 Mac Mini I too find this a bit disturbing. I had some hope of using Ubuntu on them the day Apple drops support for the PPC architecture. My guesstimate is that that will happen around the release of 10.7 as I believe 10.5 to be the last OS X that will run on PPC Macs. In other words, this should happen in about 3-4 years time.

On the one hand I probably won't be using any of the computers by then, on the other hand thay could still come in handy for some tasks. I guess it'll have to be Debian that gets installed around 2011...

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