Home > Linux > Yellow Dog Linux 4.0 RC1 released to YDL.net Yellow Dog Linux 4.0 RC1 released to YDL.net Submitted by Thomas Wolfe 2004-08-05 Linux 11 Comments Yellow Dog Linux is coming closer to final release with the 4.0-RC1 release. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2004-08-05 1:22 am I can’t wait for 4 to be released. 2004-08-05 2:43 am And to think I was getting ready to download 3.0.1! Can’t wait for the final to resurrect my old B&W. 2004-08-05 3:33 am I have a 400mhz powerbook waiting for this. I dont like osx to much. 2004-08-05 4:38 am Yeah, I can’t wait either for the final version. Me and my buddy Joe both have 12″ ibook g4’s and it finally looks like it will work with my video card without having to mess around with anything. OS X is great, I love it, but hey, cant go wrong with more choice. 2004-08-05 5:45 am I’m getting a new Powerbook soon and I would like to have Yellow Dog on it for all the apps that I can’t find a “no cost” alternative for OSX. What I’m worried about are how things like the Airport Extreme card working, or bluetooth. I mean, what good is a computer without an internet connection? Also, do all Linux binaries run on Yellow Dog? I would assume no… For example, MySQL gives out Linux binaries for their software (MySQL Control Center). Can I use these? 2004-08-05 6:40 am You just have to download the PPC binaries, obviously. And mind you, MysqlCC is also available in source form, so no real problem here (a quick googling around has returned multiple hit of mysqlcc rpms in ppc format). The real problem is the proprietary apps: for example Macromedia for some reason does not release the flashplayer plugin for ppc (but does for OSX… what a recompile would cost them?). Anyway, you can run OSX together with linux, without reboot and at almost nominal speed within Mac-On-Linux, in a window or in a different graphic terminal, so most of the incompatibility problems can be avoided. 2004-08-05 7:31 am will this run on pegasosPPC? 2004-08-05 10:55 am Basically yes. You will probably have to hack some boot files or patch your kernel and I don’t think Terra Soft officially support Pegasos, but PPC is PPC. If you’re a more experienced Linux user, setting Gentoo up on a Pegasos is a pretty much hazzle-free experience. They even offer kernel ebuilds with the pegasos patchsets: http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=pegasos 2004-08-05 6:24 pm ‘m getting a new Powerbook soon and I would like to have Yellow Dog on it for all the apps that I can’t find a “no cost” alternative for OSX. The fink project makes a ports (or portage) like tree that you can use to install Open Source products in OSX. http://fink.sourceforge.net/ 2004-08-05 6:25 pm Fink uses the debian type tools, not so much a ports tree. 2004-08-06 12:21 am I dont have an enchanced account. Does anyone know where I can pick this up elsewhere?