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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PPC distro
by Darkelve on Wed 14th Feb 2007 13:25 UTC
Darkelve
Member since:
2006-02-06

Does a distro exist that will always remain dedicated on supporting PPC no matter what?

I'm asking because, this might be an opportunity to buy a G3 or G4 PPC laptop cheap. Or am I just being overly hopeful now?

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RE: PPC distro
by ralph on Wed 14th Feb 2007 13:32 in reply to "PPC distro"
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

I think debian would be a good bet here.

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RE[2]: PPC distro
by Darkelve on Wed 14th Feb 2007 13:34 in reply to "RE: PPC distro"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

Oh, it has PPC has it? What about Yello Dog?

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RE: PPC distro
by Lovechild on Wed 14th Feb 2007 13:35 in reply to "PPC distro"
Lovechild Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, YellowDog Linux which is based on Fedora. They do excellent work supporting PPC, I hope to see them work closer with Fedora now that we are opening up Core. It would be great to have less duplicate work and draw on everyones strengthes at once.

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RE[2]: PPC distro
by Darkelve on Wed 14th Feb 2007 13:44 in reply to "RE: PPC distro"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

What do you mean when you say you are 'opening up' "[Fedora] Core"?

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RE: PPC distro
by nstanosheck on Thu 15th Feb 2007 06:44 in reply to "PPC distro"
nstanosheck Member since:
2006-10-10

Yes, Yellow Dog Linux. They are PPC only and even if they are a port of Fedora, in my experience YDL works better than Fedora on Apple PowerBooks. See http://www.TerraSoftSolutions.com for more details.

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