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Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense for PowerPC?

From: Larry Cafiero
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewSense for PowerPC?
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 21:11:16 -0700

Well, Matt, hatever the future of Macs might be, the fact of the matter is that the quality of Apple hardware is reflected in its longevity, and this makes the PowerPC platform one that is not going to go away anytime soon (especially since most New World -- and even a lot of Old World -- PowerPC Macs are still running strong).
Having said this, it would behoove any distro to develop for all the PowerPC machines that have the foresight to develop for a platform that still has at least -- at least -- a decade of life left. Ubuntu dropped the ball on this by dropping PowerPC support, but not all distros have to be as myopic as Ubuntu on this issue.
I have an interest in developing a PowerPC version of a completely free distro, whether it's gNewSense or not, and if I'm the only one, then so be it. But I'd be willing to bet I'm not the only one.
Larry Cafiero

On 6/15/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
Larry Cafiero wrote:

> I am a longtime Mac user dedicated to the hardware (because it is the best,
> in my opinion), and I'm currently running Xubuntu 7.04 and 6.10 on multiple
> iMacs and PowerMacintosh G3s at home.

You do know future Macs will be Intel, right?  That's part of the reason
for the lack of interest.

Matt Flaschen

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