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|| ||[media-relations] Yellow Dog Linux v6.2 DVDs Now Available: Press
Release July 13, 2009 |
|| ||Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:14:02 -0600|
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FIXSTARS NOW SHIPPING YELLOW DOG LINUX 6.2 DVDS, OFFERS XFCE, EPEL EXTRA
PACKAGES, AND MORE THAN 600 UPDATES
LOVELAND, COLORADO, 13 July 2009 - Today Fixstars announced the
availability of Yellow Dog Linux version 6.2 on DVD, offering over 600
updates to the leading Linux OS for the Power architecture.
This release offers an updated kernel v2.6.29 for 64-bit systems,
OpenOffice 3.0, Firefox 3.0.6 and IBM Cell SDK v184.108.40.206, as well as the
next generation of ps3vram, which now boasts speeds up to 50% faster
than in YDL 6.1 and is automatically enabled as swap.
YDL 6.2 also offers a fourth alternative for the desktop environment,
Xfce 4, a fast and lightweight desktop environment, ideal for memory
limited systems such as the PS3. Although E17 still runs as the default,
users can select to install and enable Xfce at any time.
The addition of libfreevec, a (LGPL) library with replacement routines
for GLIBC, which have been rewritten and optimized to use the AltiVec
vector engine found in the G4/G4+ PowerPC CPUs, can provide for up to
25% increase in application performance.
For wireless users, the graphical interface Wicd for PowerBooks and
PS3s, now offers more reliable WEP and WPA security protocols.
YDL v6.2 supports:
- Apple PowerPC G4/G5 products
- Sony PLAYSTATION3
- YDL PowerStation
YDL v6.2 offers the following updates and improvements over v6.1:
- Ability to install and boot using USB thumb drive
- Kernel v2.6.29 for ppc64, v2.6.27 for ppc32
- IBM Cell SDK v220.127.116.11
- Xfce 4 Desktop Environment
- OpenOffice 3.0
- Mozilla Firefox v3.0.6
- Improved Wicd
- Improved PS3VRAM support
- Gnash v0.8.4
- Over 600 updated packages in all!
- Over 2500 new packages in EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux),
available via yum.
YDL v6.2 is available today via the Fixstars Store.
Watch the Fixstars website for bootable USB drives, which will ship from
Fixstars in the coming weeks. The public mirrors will offer v6.2
downloads in two weeks. For a calendar of release dates, visit
Fixstars, a pioneer in the Multi-core
industry, is a leading provider for services and solutions for such
processors as the Cell Broadband Engine and GPU. Since 2008 Fixstars, in
conjunction with Broadcast International, has been focused on
optimization, product development, and marketing for the innovative
CodecSys software for Multi-Core platforms. In addition, Fixstars offers
complete Multi-core ecosystem including turn-key products ideal for the
Financial, Medical, Manufacturing, and Digital Media markets. Founded in
2002, Fixstars is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary Fixstars
Solutions in San Jose, CA and Loveland, CO.
For more information, visit us.fixstars.com
GigaAccel, Yellow Dog Linux, YDL, Y-HPC, and Y-Film are registered
trademarks of Fixstars Corporation. IBM, PXCAB, and POWER are trademarks
of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is
a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Additional product and company
names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
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