LinuxPR: LinuxPPC Inc. announces public beta test version of its newest release
Nov 15, 2000, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Users of almost any Linux on PowerPC distribution can now
upgrade to the public beta test version of LinuxPPC. The new beta
includes the latest versions of Helix Code's GNOME, KDE 2.0, XFree
4.0, Mozilla 5.0, and glibc."
"The installation process is astonishingly simple. It is run
by a new updater utility. A user simply downloads the updater
utility onto a computer with an existing Linux/PowerPC
distribution, and runs it. The user then selects an FTP site to
download the beta from, and the updater handles the rest."
"While the whole beta is approximately 1.5 gigabytes, the base
installation is 500 megabytes. This includes the basic operating
system, networking software, X Windows (graphical interface
software), the Mozilla and Netscape web browsers, and the KDE and
Gnome desktop environments. Due to the size of the installation,
you will need to be on a fast least Internet connection such as DSL
to have a reasonable download time."