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Mandrakelinux 10.1 Out For PPC 28

Posted by timothy
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joestar writes "Less than two weeks after the release of Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official for x86, Mandrakelinux 10.1 for PPC has been released! The interesting news is that this version of Mandrakelinux is now a community-driven project. This means that Mandrakesoft is not anymore behind the PPC port. Hardware requirements and release notes are available online at Mandrakelinux WiKi. Any volunteer for SPARC & Alpha?"
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Mandrakelinux 10.1 Out For PPC

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  • > The interesting news is that this version of Mandrakelinux is now a community-driven project.

    So is that good or bad? Sounds like it is bad to me, if they were previously being helped and are now not.

    Ah well, I am very happy with darwin underneath my pretty OSX eye candy.

  • by sethstorm (512897) on Tuesday November 09, 2004 @09:01PM (#10772285) Homepage
    Does this kind of support extend to the RS/6000 or pSeries line? Not every PPC machine is a overchromed box or an upgraded Amiga, and there's some nice hardware that could use some more distribution support other than the quad digit priced varieties.
  • Opendarwin (Score:1, Redundant)

    I'm just wondering, is there much of a point running Linux on your Mac? I mean, it'd be much better to run Opendarwin [opendarwin.org] with either Darwinports [opendarwin.org] or Fink [sourceforge.net] on top of it. From there you can install KDE or GNOME plus lots of other stuff.

    Opendarwin would have much better hardware support than Linux on Macs. Has anybody done this? What's the install like? Is there any way to upgrade to new Opendarwin releases?

    • Re:Opendarwin (Score:4, Informative)

      by crackshoe (751995) on Wednesday November 10, 2004 @12:08PM (#10777278)
      It makes early g3 proc macs (blue g3, clear hood pre-imac, imacs, some ibooks) usable machine without using OS 9 - i personally chose to run yellow dog on my 700 mhz ibook because OS X was painfully choppy.
      • Re:Opendarwin (Score:2, Interesting)

        by sparkster812 (670872)
        I sort of agree on the OS 9 thing... Linux applications are still being developed, while software for OS 9 generally is not, especially in the case of modern web browsers. I personally like the classic Mac OS, and it's rather snappy on my machine, but the browser problem is the thing that just makes it less appealing.

        Just because your system can't run OS X definitely does not mean it is useless.

        I have used OS X plenty of times on older G3-based hardware [I run 10.3 on a 600Mhz snow iBook] and one of the b
    • Re:Opendarwin (Score:2, Informative)

      by paz5 (542669)
      For those of you interested you can also run KDE in os X. I got it kinda working a while back and plan to try again when i have more time. See how well its progressed in the last few months.

      Here is a good place to start. [kde.org]
    • Opendarwin does not necessarily have better hardware support than Linux. There are no third party drivers for anything available, so for example I couldn't get my Alcatel Speedtouch modem working on Opendarwin.

      It might technically be possible to use OS X drivers (I don't know enough about the two systems to say), but it's certainly not easy given that their installer programs rely on all the Cocoa infrastructure.

  • linux on mac os x (Score:2, Insightful)

    by schuster (39361)
    I was wondering if there was a way I could install linux on a kind of virtual hard disk, kind of like the way virtual pc works. I'd love to dive into linux and open source in general, but I don't want to have to worry about screwing up my system either. Re-partitioning is not an option because it would be far more work than I'm willing to put into it.
    • Apparently the guys over at Mac-On-Linux [maconlinux.org] have been working on porting their code to Mac OS X, so you'll be able to run Linux on Mac OS the same way you can run Mac OS on Linux. Check their mailing lists and such for development information.

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