Linked by douglasm on Sun 28th Mar 2010 21:34 UTC
Linux At least two major GNU/Linux distributions have decided to drop PowerPC support; OpenSUSE has dropped support already, and Fedora is going to drop it in Fedora 13.
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who cares?
by ChrisA on Mon 29th Mar 2010 06:56 UTC
ChrisA
Member since:
2006-05-06

What the heck is a PowerPC? Oh wait its that dead platform that no one runs and that since Apple quit making them, a system that no one uses anymore. Is this really news worthy? I bet you can count how many PowerPC users there are on one hand.

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ppc users care
by d.marcu on Mon 29th Mar 2010 07:30 in reply to "who cares?"
d.marcu Member since:
2009-12-27

i'm not on ppc, but the users care, and windows users say the same about linux: who cares? who uses linux? why would anyone develop program x for linux? See, the same thing.

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RE: who cares?
by viton on Mon 29th Mar 2010 11:20 in reply to "who cares?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

There are millions of PPC in use. In game consoles. So the reports of PPC death are greatly exaggerated.

Edited 2010-03-29 11:21 UTC

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RE: who cares?
by mojmir on Wed 31st Mar 2010 07:15 in reply to "who cares?"
mojmir Member since:
2009-01-05

yeah, the irony is that you could run out of fingers easily while counting ppc users ;)

there is at least one ppc cpu in each ps3 and there are at least two of them in your xbox...

ppc is a beautiful piece of work and has beautiful history going far back

http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~cis501/papers/cocke-RISC.pdf
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/power/library/pa-powerppl/

hard to explain to fans of vhs ;)

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