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Mandrake: Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Bamboo) for PPC is Available

Apr 11, 2003, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])


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"Mandrake Linux 9.1 'Bamboo' for PPC processors is available. This new release provides all Mandrake 9.1 features, including Apache 2, 'Zeroconf' network support and WiFi support. Mandrake 9.1 for PPC also provides an unequaled level of comfort for users with a simplified graphical installer, a brand-new 'MandrakeGalaxy' theme, stunning anti-aliased fonts, and of course the new KDE 3.1 and GNOME 2.2 desktop environments.

"Mandrake 9.1/PPC is based on Linux kernel 2.4.21 and includes XFree86 4.3.0, KDE 3.1, GNOME 2.2, OpenOffice.org 1.0.2, Mozilla 1.3, Apache 2, and Samba 2.2.7. All features are detailled in the Mandrake 9.1/x86 feature page.

"Specifical features for this PPC version include:

  • "MOL: Mac-On-Linux - Allows you to run Mac OS or OS/X either full screen or in an X window at native speed. Now with menu items to launch either.
  • "pbbuttonsd/gtkpbuttons - Activates laptop function keys for control of volume, brightness etc.
  • "BenH based alternate kernel - Full support for newest hardware and new sleep code for Apple laptops. Kernel also has Mandrake's supermount and xfs support added in.
  • "Supported processors: G3 and G4 on iMac, as well as 'old-world' machines with the 604 processor as long as they have PCI (no nubus).
  • "Installation support and kernel for IBM RS/6000 (tested on a 43P-150 model with a 604e processor)..."

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