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    yellow dog has a new version out get it at http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/products/ydl.shtml

    for all of you that cant read and dont know yellowdog is a linux distro writen specifically for the mac well interersting
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    I've used Yellow Dog previously. Thanks for letting me know that there is a new distro out.

    For those interested, it is based on the Red Hat Kernel and while designed towards Mac PowerPC it can be installed on IBM Power PC as well.

    It's not a bad little distro and I prefer it over the PowerPC Linux 2000 (I could never get it to install).

    I think I will download it tomorrow and give it a try.
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    I was just looking at the YDL site this morning. I am definately thinking about d/ling the new version, particularly after reading about Mac On Linux, I want to see if it runs faster than classic. The crappy part of this is that my petite little 6gig is getting a little swamped by just OSs, MacOS 9.2.2, MacOS X 10.1.3, and if I put that on there I am going to have no room for any progs...

    Anybody want to donate me an IBM Travelstar 30 Gig?
    It would make my life just that much easier.

    And apparently the MacOS X boot loader recognized YDL, so switching between 9, X and YDL is a peice of cake.
    I still think I want to get a nice little PowerComputing PowerCenter 150 to put YDL on, see if I can't get a nice little firewall/proxy/NAT/whatever-the-heck-else-I-feel-like-playing-with machine out of it.

    Life isn't fun without toys, and I need a new toy...

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    Unfortunately the new version is not on the FTP site. I think, unless you are buying it, you will have to wait a few days. They are shipping the new version at this time but that seems to be it.
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    Thanks Rioter, guess its time for us Mac guys to join the linux revoloution
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    I have tried installing LinuxPPC before but could never get the cd to boot. I have installed Yellowdog 2.0 in the past and found it very easy to install and use, particularly for those coming directly from a Macintosh environment, it is very intuitive and simple whilst still providing the rock solid stability and maturity of Linux. I have heard that mandrake-linux 8.2 PPC is supposed to be even better. Has anyone attempted to or sucessfully installed this distro yet?

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    Not yet. I've also heard that SUSE had a distro out. YDL does have a newer version out (not sure if its out for download yet). This new version is like RH 7.2, which bodes well IMHO.
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    I have a question.....will it run on an old PowerPC 8100/100? I'd sure like my two year old daughter to learn a real operating system. (even though I think Linux is the win2k of the unix world.) no offense, everyone.
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    It should. I don't see why not since I can get it to run on an old PowerComputing PowerCenter.

    Go here for more info.
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    hey guys, i really want YDL on my iBook. i have one of those old clam shell iBooks. will YLD still run on my old iBook??
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