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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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Fedora 13 Alpha released
Posted Mar 9, 2010 16:44 UTC (Tue) by dgilmore (subscriber, #40144)
Posted Mar 9, 2010 18:27 UTC (Tue) by alexbk (subscriber, #37839)
Ubuntu PPC, while officially also being community-supported, has both.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 18:30 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Mar 18, 2010 22:18 UTC (Thu) by alexbk (subscriber, #37839)
Posted Mar 28, 2010 21:52 UTC (Sun) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Mar 9, 2010 16:45 UTC (Tue) by mattdm (guest, #18)
One thing that is mentioned nowhere - PowerPC support has been dropped. Which is a shame because I'll probably have to move to Ubuntu after 12 years with Red Hat.
Having just inherited couple of old G4 iMacs, I had the same concern. However, PowerPC Fedora isn't dead -- it's just no longer a primary architecture. This means that as long as there are enough people interested in keeping it going, it will be. (And if there are not enough people interested in doing that, well....)
Posted Mar 9, 2010 16:54 UTC (Tue) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
Posted Mar 9, 2010 18:32 UTC (Tue) by alexbk (subscriber, #37839)
Posted Mar 9, 2010 17:05 UTC (Tue) by jordi (subscriber, #14325)
Posted Mar 11, 2010 23:41 UTC (Thu) by jmorris42 (subscriber, #2203)
Kinda hard to get very worked up over a dead platform being dropped. The Playstation 3 was the last hardware a mortal could buy and the current revision of it dropped Linux support.
Apple hasn't made any PPC hardware for years so that leaves a few embedded users who don't need a full distro like Fedora and a few blades that still use Power/Cell.
PowerPC is fast heading to the graveyard of good CPU arches that went up against the Wintel juggernaught and failed. Alpha, MC680X0 and SPARC await the arrival of PowerPC into silicon heaven.
Posted Mar 12, 2010 10:59 UTC (Fri) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Posted Mar 24, 2010 12:27 UTC (Wed) by robbe (guest, #16131)
Sparc is also alive and kicking, albeit in an even smaller niche.
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