In response to the ever growing user demand, MandrakeSoft
announces today the availability of the Beta1 version of Mandrake
Linux PPC, based Mandrake Linux 8.0.
MandrakeSoft and Apple follow the same philosophy: to offer the
most user-friendly and easy-to-use solution. Thanks to Mandrake
Linux PPC 8.0, the widely acclaimed Mandrake Linux distribution is
now available for PowerPC G3 and G4.
Features and benefits of Mandrake Linux PPC
Mandrake Linux PPC includes MandrakeSoft's « reference
» features such as:
An entirely graphical and user-friendly installation with
Easy partitionning of the hard drive with DiskDrake
Centralized and simplified configuration of the whole computer
thanks to the Mandrake Control Center tool
Automatic management of the software packags dependencies and
udpates with the Software Manager et URPMI
Supermount, to make the access to Cds, disks and other
Numerous major Open Source tools are also included:
Kernel 2.2.19 with multi-processor support (kernel 2.4.5 will
be included in Beta2)
GLIBC 2.2.2, gcc 2.95, RPM 4.0
KDE 2.1.2, the accomplished graphical environment
Konqueror : the multi - purpose file manager and fast Web
Kmail : a full-featured mail program
Koffice : a complete and integrated office suite
KDEPim : for calendar and addressbook administration
GNOME 1.4 :
Evolution 0.9 : tightly integrated email, calendar and
addressbook for GNOME
Nautilus 1.0.1 : innovative file manager
Abisuite and Gnumeric : for desktop tasks
Gnome PIM : addressbook and planning manager
Mac On Linux :THE reference allowing users to launch all of
MacOS on Linux
XFree86 4.0.3 et 3.3.6, QT 2.3...
Apache 1.3.19, PHP 4.0, MySQL 3.23, Emacs 20.7,...
C, C++, Java, PHP, Python, Perl...
Moreover, Mandrake Linux PPC is optimized G3 for increased