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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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  • 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.
  • by Parsec ( 1702 ) on Tuesday June 24, 2003 @07:59PM (#6289914) Homepage Journal

    I think you could still strip OS X down to the Darwin core by modifying the rc scripts... or isn't that light-weight enough?

    Personally, I use Macs for the UI and hardware integration... wishing to use Linux implies some compromise in those areas. Certainly, I'd consider Linux on Mac hardware for a server... but I'd have to see the performance numbers vs. generic Lintel hardware first and weigh Linux features vs. MOSX features. A big factor would be if you are running a file-server for MOSX, something which netatalk [] doesn't seem to do quite perfectly yet.

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