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TuxPPC.com: A few thoughts about the future of Yellow Dog Linux...

Dec 04, 2001, 01:02 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mar Bintener for this link. ]

"Yellow Dog is certainly not dead by any means though. They need to bite back, and do so quickly. The first thing they need to do, is make up for the sorry excuse of YDL 2.1, and do so quickly. The next release of YDL could ultimately decide the fate of the company and their distribution. First YDL needs to redefine themselves, continuing as simply a "PowerPC release of RedHat" is going to leave them in a very precarious position, should RedHat release for all PowerPC hardware.

Once YDL has redefined themselves, they need to highlight their strenghs and differences with other distributions in order to survive. Their biggest strength is their experience and their support for Apple hardware, along with their business grade products such as the briQ and Black Lab Linux.

SuSE and Mandrake have both raised the bar in terms of quality and features when it comes to the installer. Mandrake has done this quickly with their open rolling development project called Cooker. YDL has some catching up to do here."

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