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Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PPC is Available

Apr 23, 2002, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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Altadena, CA - April 23rd 2002 - MandrakeSoft is proud to announce the immediate availability of Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC, the second generation of the famous Mandrake distribution for the PowerPC platform. This newest release offers G3 optimization, user-friendly configuration tools, and the most up-to-date software.

Features and benefits of Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC:

  • The updated graphical installer lets you upgrade from 8.0, make a new installation, graphically create Linux partitions, join a network, configure network connections, create user accounts, setup a printer, and more.
  • Run MacOS, MacOS X, Darwin, and Mandrake PPC all on the same machine. An easy to use boot loader lets you to choose an operating system as the Mac starts up.
  • Enjoy the world-class graphical interfaces of KDE and GNOME as well as hundreds of applications for listening to music files, viewing movies and animations, surfing the Web, chatting via email, creating & modifying graphics, plus much more.
  • For the ultimate in high performance, 8.2 PPC is optimized for G3 processors and supports the fast & efficient journalling filesystems ReiserFS, ext3, XFS and JFS.
  • Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC has been tested on the iMac, iBook & PowerBook and should work on any "New World" Apple machines, including B/W G3s and G4s. Support has also been added to support a number of "Old World" machines, such as the 7600.

Of course you will find the newest versions of famous packages:

  • kernel 2.4.18
  • XFree86 4.2 for 3D acceleration with more graphics cards
  • glibc 2.2.4
  • KDE 2.2.2
  • GNOME 1.4.0
  • Window Maker 0.8
  • Apache 1.3.23
  • Evolution 1.01
  • Galeon 1.0.3
  • Mozilla 0.9.8

So fire up your Mac and treat yourself to the most up-to-date and easy to use PowerPC Linux distribution available. For more information about Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC, please visit the website at:

Download 8.2 PPC from a convenient FTP location, or order your copy today:

If you enjoy Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC, please join the MandrakeClub to support the continued development of the distribution:

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