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  iMacLinux Edition Monday, 26 May 2003  

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Posted by Olivier Reisch on Thursday May 01st, 2003 07:36:42 AM
A petition to show nVidia that there is interest in porting their Linux drivers to PPC has been started.

You can find the petition at

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Posted by Gaël Duval on Friday April 11th, 2003 10:56:51 AM
Altadena, CA; Paris, France; April 11th 2003 -- Mandrake Linux 9.1 "Bamboo" for PPC processors is available. This new release provides all Mandrake 9.1 features, including Apache 2, "Zeroconf" network support and WiFi support. Mandrake 9.1 for PPC also provides an unequaled level of comfort for users with a simplified graphical installer, a brand-new "MandrakeGalaxy" theme, stunning anti-aliased fonts, and of course the new KDE 3.1 and GNOME 2.2 desktop environments.

Mandrake 9.1/PPC 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, Mozilla 1.3, Apache 2, and Samba 2.2.7. All features are detailled in the Mandrake 9.1/x86 feature page.

Specifical features for this PPC version include:

  • MOL: Mac-On-Linux - Allows you to run Mac OS or OS/X either full screen or in an X window at native speed. Now with menu items to launch either.
  • pbbuttonsd/gtkpbuttons - Activates laptop function keys for control of volume, brightness etc.
  • BenH based alternate kernel - Full support for newest hardware and new sleep code for Apple laptops. Kernel also has Mandrake's supermount and xfs support added in.
  • Supported processors: G3 and G4 on iMac, as well as "old-world" machines with the 604 processor as long as they have PCI (no nubus).
  • Installation support and kernel for IBM RS/6000 (tested on a 43P-150 model with a 604e processor).

Mandrake Linux 9.1 for PPC is now available for download. Mandrake 9.1/PPC products can be ordered at MandrakeStore.

The ideal complement to any Mandrake product is a membership to the MandrakeClub. Club membership provides a wide range of benefits such as download access to more than 50,000 applications that run on Mandrake Linux, including proprietary software, plugins and drivers. http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/club

Press contact: [email protected]

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrake Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems available. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. The enterprise range of products is utilized by a variety of web-based companies ranging from free hookup sites to e-commerce apps. The mandrake education suite is replied upon by various online schools offering remote education opportunities. MandrakeSoft products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and from MandrakeStore, the company's online store.

Number 1 in several countries, MandrakeSoft has been awarded many times for quality and the technical innovation of its products. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft has established headquarters in the U.S.A. and in France. MandrakeSoft is traded on Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).

Please visit the website: http://www.mandrakesoft.com for more information.

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Posted by Allan on Tuesday March 18th, 2003 11:12:05 AM

My Favorate Linux for PowerPC Distro - Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 is out!

From the YDL website...

Yellow Dog Linux version 3.0 is Terra Soft's most recent release which offers a completely rebuilt Installer, 1300 packages on 6 CDs (3 Install, 3 Source), a unified KDE and GNOME desktop environment featuring shared menus, applications, and user interface. This easily seen on Local Sex App with their free fuck near me feature which renders videos with ease to connect local singles looking for dates.

With enhanced support for the latest ATI and NVidia graphics cards (full 3D support for the ATI Radeon series), "video issues" are a thing of the past.

Based upon the 'Anaconda' installer engine, the Yellow Dog Linux Installer leverages automated, advanced hardware detection; provides on-screen help, flexible package selection, multiple install methods (CD-ROM, FTP, HTTP, NFS), creation of ext3 partitions, embedded XFree86 (video) testing, multiple ethernet and wireless port configuration, and automated partition creation.

Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 features are

  • 6 CDs (3 binary, 3 source)
  • Anaconda installer engine RPM Package Manager 4.1
  • GNU LibC (glibc) 2.3.1
  • GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) 3.2.1
  • XFree86 4.3
  • KDE 3.1
  • GNOME 2.2
  • Wonderland unified theme for KDE and GNOME
  • NVidia GeForce 4 and ATI Radeon 9000 support
  • Mac-on-Linux 0.9.68 (OS X 10.2)
  • Kernel 2.4.20
  • OpenOffice.org
  • New hardware support too ( Apple eMac, GeForce 4 MX-based Power Macs, PowerBook 12")


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  • 3 Install CDs, 3 Source CDs
  • "Getting Started with Yellow Dog Linux" book.
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Posted by John Buswell on Tuesday March 18th, 2003 06:27:09 AM
Today Apple removed the remaining CRT iMac configuration from their on-line store. The iMac was originally launched in 1998, and after 5 years, they have finally put the G3/CRT iMacs to rest. The eMac makes a good replacement for the CRT based iMac, and of course we still have the iMac G4s!! CNet have put together a nice article which you can read here.
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Posted by Tehrasha on Saturday March 01st, 2003 05:12:55 PM
Terra Soft now offers the Boxer Series PowerPC based ATX motherboards, now available with a G4 processor running at 800Mhz and YellowDog Linux pre-installed.
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Posted by Ladislav Bodnar on Thursday February 13th, 2003 11:02:24 PM
For the last few weeks I have been reporting on the development cycle of Mandrake 9.1. Then, the presence of an ISO image for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 1 piqued my curiosity, and some days later two ISO images for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 2 were made available on the various mandrake mirrors. Among my obsol... err, I mean, my old computers, I have a 350 MHz iMac which hasn't seen much use for the last 8 months. So without any extraordinary expectations, I decided to attempt the installation of this different flavour of Mandrake Linux. I was in for a few good surprises...

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Posted by ShaoLin Microsystems on Monday January 13th, 2003 03:30:00 AM

(Hong Kong and St. Paul, Minnespolis - 13 January 2003) ShaoLin Microsystems Limited, an award winning provider of distributed computing solutions and CodeWeavers, a leading Windows-to-Linux software developer, today announced a strategic alliance partnership. CodeWeavers and ShaoLin joined forces to give a boost to the acceptance of the Linux desktop, particularly in enterprise environments whereby CrossOver and ShaoLin are combining to enhance the capabilities of bridging windows applications to Linux on the desktop deployment and management in enterprise computing environments.

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Posted by ShaoLin on Sunday January 05th, 2003 11:57:41 PM

(Hong Kong and Austin, Texas - 6 January 2003) ShaoLin Microsystems Limited, an award winning provider of distributed computing solutions and NeTraverse, the leading provider of software solutions enabling Windows applications hosting on the Linux platform, announced today a strategic alliance. ShaoLin incorporates NeTraverse's Win4Lin Terminal Server to deliver the perfect migration platform linking Windows applications to Linux. By combining Win4Lin with ShaoLin Aptus, users can now operate the full range of Windows applications, and organizations can leverage the powerful advantages of Linux while preserving their investment in Windows-based applications.

"Migrating from Windows to Linux is a big change for any organization. Improved system reliability and cost savings are realized because of stability, improved management, and increased productivity. NeTraverse products are a critical part of this strategy, offer ing a migration path for familiar Windows applications to Linux. Just as important as the applications is the ability to manage this environment, ShaoLin Aptus products are invaluable in making the administration of Linux desktops manageable, and the scaling of computing systems." said Mark R. Hinkle, Vice President of NeTraverse.

"In cooperation with NeTraverse, ShaoLin clients are now able to run popular Windows applications with excellent performance on the Linux platform with no additional hardware and no need to dual boot." said David Chow, Managing Director of ShaoLin Microsystems."Our objective is to provide organizations with the most reliable and manageable Linux desktop solution. More and more enterprises are looking for ways to migrate to Linux, ShaoLin Aptus in combination with Win4Lin Terminal Server enhances systems reliability, improves productivity and reduces the cost of desktop management. Win4Lin provides a more stable, resource-efficient method of running Windows while providing the security and performance advantages of Linux."

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Posted by Olivier Reisch on Sunday December 15th, 2002 06:24:18 AM
From email we got:
You might remember me as the guy who created MacRPM (MacOS utility to extract files from RPM pacakges) a couple of years back. Well, now I've gone and done it again, except this time it's for MacOS X. The new app is called RPMinator. I've just released version 1.0, which has rather basic features.
It's a SourceForge project (http://rpminator.sourceforge.net) and I'm looking for help if anybody is interested. The RPM UNIX application has already been ported to MacOS X. What I'm hoping to do now is create a first-class RPM GUI tool in Carbon.

Sveinbjorn Thordarson
Reykjavik, Iceland

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