Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Mar 2008 14:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It is that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release is upon us. The beta version of Ubuntu 8.04 was released a few days ago, so I decided to give it a try and see what new features and improvements they have shoved into this one. As always, this is as much a preview of the latest GNOME release (2.22) as it is of Ubuntu itself. Read on for the preview.
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Hardy Heron PPC
by NathanHill on Wed 26th Mar 2008 18:47 UTC
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2006-10-06

I downloaded the LiveCD "daily" for PPC last night and tried it this morning - it looks good. It runs quick, picked up my video settings pretty decently. The only problems I had:

- Broadcom drivers didn't get detected or setup, so no wireless on my Powerbook G4.
- I can't enable any of the special Desktop effects, even though I have a competent video card in this ol' machine (GeForce FX Go5200).
- No Open Office or Abiword (missing?)

I am thinking about doing a dual boot - previous versions didn't quite work very well at all - lots of video, power management issues, but this one seemed fine and quick for the most part.

Edited 2008-03-26 18:48 UTC

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RE: Hardy Heron PPC
by _txf_ on Wed 26th Mar 2008 21:32 in reply to "Hardy Heron PPC"
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2008-03-17


- Broadcom drivers didn't get detected or setup, so no wireless on my Powerbook G4.
- I can't enable any of the special Desktop effects, even though I have a competent video card in this ol' machine (GeForce FX Go5200).
- No Open Office or Abiword (missing?)


Nvidia does not provide linux ppc drivers so your best hope is probably for nouveau.

Broadcom drivers have always been problematic, as they don't or wont release specs or try to work with open source community (at least as far as wifi chipsets go, my broadcom bluetooth works fine).

you can get open office or abiword from the repository.

You have to remember that the ppc build is a community build and as a result will not work as well the the canonical supported x86 builds

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