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Fedora Dropping Official PowerPC Support

May 11, 2010, 13:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Fedora 13 will bring a lot of interesting new features when it's released in late May, but also interesting is what's going to be missing. For example, official support for PowerPC. So what happens now, and what's the right thing to do for users on niche platforms?

"PowerPC has never been a major platform for Linux, but it had a loyal following when Apple was still selling PowerPC-based systems. Fedora was one of the last hold-outs for PowerPC, along with Debian. openSUSE continued support for PowerPC up until the 11.2 release that came out last fall. Sony's decision to remove Linux support from the PS3 probably had some effect on this, now that no mainstream companies are selling client systems based on PowerPC."

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