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Linux Coming to Power Mac G5 67

Justen writes "Terra Soft, the people behind Yellow Dog Linux (YDL), announced that they will be supporting the new Power Mac G5. Since they are an Apple Authorized Reseller, you can purchase your Power Mac G5 through Terra Soft and have YDL pre-installed on a separate partition from Mac OS X. According to Terra Soft, 'as Yellow Dog Linux was in 2000 enabled for the IBM Power3 by IBM Lab and Linuxcare, and subsequently for the Power4, the effort to support the 970-based Apple computers is anticipated to be completed with relative ease.' Life is good. Anyone wanna loan me $2,000?"
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Linux Coming to Power Mac G5

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  • by digerata ( 516939 ) * on Tuesday June 24, 2003 @05:17PM (#6288591) Homepage
    I'm sorry, but why in the hell would I want to pay the premimum cash for the premium computer and *not* run the premium OS X.
    • by ichimunki ( 194887 ) on Tuesday June 24, 2003 @05:29PM (#6288694)
      Considering it's impossible to buy one that won't ship OS X, your question makes little to no sense. This isn't going to be instead of OS X, but in addition to it. You still have the privilege of paying for the Mac OS, even if you don't plan to use it.
      • So if you buy an Apple but only run Linux there is an alternative. Buy a G4 PPC (non-apple) and just run YDL. Since you can run Mac OS and YDL side by side on a Apple G3 or better, why would you buy anything else?
  • Loan 2K ? (Score:5, Funny)

    by muonzoo ( 106581 ) on Tuesday June 24, 2003 @05:19PM (#6288610) Homepage
    Anyone want to loan me 2K?

    Sure, I'll loan you 2K. I expect you to pay it back at 16% P.A. compounded daily over 24 months. Interested? Contact me. Where's a G5 to do the interest calcs when I need one?

    Oh... perhaps your really wanted me to give you 2000$? ;-)

  • Yellow Dog Linux (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Graff ( 532189 ) on Tuesday June 24, 2003 @05:23PM (#6288644)
    Yellow Dog Linux has always been a great addition to the Macintosh platform. It's good to see that they are keeping up their excellent support of Apple. More choice is always good and the fact that people can buy systems directly from TerraSoft with Yellow Dog Linux pre-installed is definitely a plus.

    My hope is that both Apple and TerraSoft continue to work together and bring ideas back and forth between MacOS and Linux.
  • I thought that yesterday's veritest g5 specint report [] was funny when it comes to describing how they configured the systems. They compared OSX vs. Redhat 9.

    One pages 5-6, the describe the apple process for each of the 2 configurations. Each config is about 1/2 page or 24 lines. Besides control panel stuff, you must edit /etc/hostconfig manually, physically remove a processor and reboot twice.

    The redhat config, on page 7, is only 9 lines long, requires no file editing, and has only the initial boot to sele
  • i thought YDL was dead. Least thats what ev'ry one says. YDL on mac. I have yet to see.....
  • Bah... (Score:5, Funny)

    by jafuser ( 112236 ) on Wednesday June 25, 2003 @09:51AM (#6293260)
    This is hardly news. Linux is running on cell phones, VCRs, microwave ovens, and vacuum cleaners these days...

    Give me something really geeky, like someone hacked their cat to run linux, or the mars rover, or a dill pickle or something...

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