Mandrake Linux 9.1 for PPC is out and is based on Linux kernel 2.4.21 and includes XFree86 4.3.0, KDE 3.1, GNOME 2.2, OpenOffice.org 1.0.2 (semi-related note: OOo 1.0.3 has just come out), Mozilla 1.3, Apache 2, and Samba 2.2.7. Specifical features for this PPC version include: MOL Mac-On-Linux, pbbuttonsd/gtkpbuttons, BenH based alternate kernel.
Mandrake Linux 9.1-PPC Released
2003-04-11 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 23 Comments
To see that unlike other distributions cough *SuSE* mandrake has continued their PPC support even if it is not such a great marketplace for linux.
Hopefully some blind people won’t start complaining that it doesn’t include OOo 1.0.3.
These guys aren’t clones of The Flash, people
I hope not. This was just a simple note regarding OOo’s new release. Mdk 9.1 PPC has already being compiled days ago, while OOo got released just today, so there was no time for testing.
If you haven’t tried Mandrake 9.1, give it a shot, guys. It really works great here. I just hope Mandrake stays in business long enough to continue the good work.
all i have to say is w00t! although my fscking iBook died! cdrom drive and the logic board is dead, back to PCs…
Is there a specific reason why I might prefer this rather than YDL?
Yes, real cool. Mandrake has gone down the drain and SuSE is well and alive. You did figure that Mandrake is a *business* and had better care about making money instead of coding an OS that will end of the desktops of a handfull of people only? I have never got to know a single Mac user that would even know what this Linux-thinggy is in the first place…
I tried the cooker iso a couple of days ago and had a few problems with it (that iso was released more than a month ago), but the distro seemed quite nice as a whole. Downloading it right now, if it works out, I might buy it. Nice to see a a ppc distro with such recent applications.
But does it run on an AmigaOne or Pegasos boards?
<<Yes, real cool. Mandrake has gone down the drain and SuSE is well and alive. You did figure that Mandrake is a *business* and had better care about making money instead of coding an OS that will end of the desktops of a handfull of people only? I have never got to know a single Mac user that would even know what this Linux-thinggy is in the first place…>>
Mandrake the business may go down the drain, but the OS won’t. I am sure if the company ever died there would be some group that will keep up the project. Also note, aren’t they coming close to cutting even now, anyway? *Shurgs* I finally got around to ordering my Mandrake Pack and I know a few friends have, too.
As for not knowing any Mac user knowing truely what Linux is, that is true to an extent. I am sure many of the mac nuts,not that this is a bad thing, know what Linux is. Most likely never used it, but there is always Fink 🙂
I’m interested in trying it, but the download page only shows i586 downloads for 9.1.
Actually i’m waiting for Yellow Dog Linux because this is a native PPC linux distro so therefore better orientated towards ppc support in my opinion. Anyway the YDL free download isn’t coming out until the 29th of April so i’ll be trying this distro in the weekend.
ps. The Mandrake 9.1 iso’s are available at the Mandrake 8.1 mirrors, confusing they didn’t change the head > http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3#ppc
A head-to-head between YDL and Mandrake + maybe some other distros for PPC would be great, has anyone seen anything like this? I’ve tried to install both in the past but they wouldn’t install or wouldn’t boot after install (can’t remember which) on my quicksilver dual 800. I think someone here mentioned it was because of the nvidia video card not having proper drivers in those earlier distros.
I always found Mandrake to be faster than YDL. Then again, YDL tends to be more up-to-date.
Not all of the mirrors have the 9.1 iso’s. You have to look through them to find which ones have the most recent versions. I downloaded mine from the Oregon mirror.
I’ve been using linux as my only desktop for about 2 years, and have recently switched to OSX.2 on my new ibook. It’s great. But i still do love Linux. I run Gentoo on x86 and Debian along side OSX.2 on my ibook. There goes the idea Mac users are not geeks too. (i did hate macs till OSX)
I dislike Mandrake, but its been a while since I’ve tried it. I think I’ll give this release a shot.
Actually i’m waiting for Yellow Dog Linux because this is a native PPC linux distro so therefore better orientated towards ppc support in my opinion.
Not sure what you mean by “native” here. Though, YDL seems particularly aimed at Apple machines. Btw, it’s “oriented”, not “orientated”.
A head-to-head between YDL and Mandrake + maybe some other distros for PPC would be great,…
Here here! That *would* be cool.
Is Kevin Home alone again???
Was just wondering, maybe I could get his apple, install mdk 9.1 and make a comparison to my athlon 2200+. Lets just see how the apple works…
I’ve been running Cooker-PPC for months and love it. Some of you asked why one would use MD instead of YLD? For me, I coulnd not install YLD a few months ago. My machine is new world DP-533 w GeForce2-MX card. It will hang in the middle of the installation for some reasons. The funny thing is I had old YLD running on the same partition. Also, urpmi, IMO, beats the crab out of rpm that YLD uses. I haven’t played w/ YLD lately so don’t know if they have any newer package management. I’m aware of its online update tool though. Sure, one could use apt-rpm and set up its own repository but why go through all the hassle when one could use urpmi?
One other thing is Stew Benedict, one of MD developers, is probably the nicest developer I’ve known.
If one says YLD is more up-to-date than MD-PPC. That’s wrong, IMHO. If you want bleeding stuff, use Cooker
Also, when someone asks why one would run Linux on a Mac. Ask them to do some readings before asking that question
SuSE had continued PPC support for the IBM PowerPC machines, I just think itdropped Mac support.
MandrakeSoft is a business. Mandrake Linux is a distribution. (Maybe?) At least that’s the impression I’ve always had. I figure Mandrake (the distribution) will be around even if MandrakeSoft (the company) goes away. There is plenty enough interest in the distribution, and even if the company goes away, the supporters don’t go anywhere.
A similar technicality would be “Red Hat 8.0” or “RH8” (vs “Red Hat Linux 8.0”). Is that version 8.0 of the company?
overall, yeah, Mandrake will appear less up to date, as it’s revised for PPC quite infrequently – every other i586 version has an equivalent PPC version, so the last was 8.2, which now seems quite old . as Larry says, if you want bleeding-edge stuff (for i586 as well as PPC) run MDK Cooker.
Still no good, download and tried to install on my quicksilver dual 800 geforce2 mx. The gui install failed instantly and the text install failed on the 3rd CD. Oh well, here’s hoping that yellowdog 3.0 will work.