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PR: Terra Soft Presents Yellow Dog Linux Roadmap

Apr 08, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. completed the first Yellow Dog Linux developers summit, resulting in a two-year Yellow Dog Linux roadmap for PowerPC. With the next release of Yellow Dog Linux Terra Soft will offer 32-bit and 64-bit products built upon Red Hat's RPM-based Fedora.

'Yellow Dog Linux' -- Terra Soft's 32-bit offering will continue to be offered from Terra Soft pre-installed on Apple computers, from Terra Soft's on-line Store in Geek Edition and box set packaging, through retail stores world-wide, and for download from YDL.net Enhanced and the public FTP mirrors.

'Y-HPC' -- Terra Soft's new 64-bit offering will be available pre-installed on Apple, IBM, and Momentum 970-based hardware, from the Terra Soft Store, and for download from the forthcoming YDL.net Professional account.

Built on the 2.6 kernel and 32-bit libraries, Yellow Dog Linux will officially support Apple USB-G3s, G4s, and G5 towers. Built upon the 2.6 kernel, both 32- and 64-bit libraries, Y-HPC will provide full 64-bit support for 970 (G5) based systems, offering native double-precision floating point operations (FlOPS), 16GB (8GB tested to date) memory addressing, and the gcc 64-bit tool chain.

Yellow Dog Linux will be offered on 8 CDs, 4 application and 4 source, in order to maintain support for older systems. Y-HPC will be offered on 2 DVDs, one application, the other source.

Built upon Yellow Dog Linux v3.0.1, a beta version of Y-HPC is now available for download via YDL.net Enhanced accounts, offering double-precision, 8GB memory addressing, 64-bit tool chain, and the 2.6 kernel.

Both Yellow Dog Linux and Y-HPC are slated to ship with the close of May.

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