Submitted by linuxopjemac on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 11:09
Due to brand name problems with the official Linux Mint team it was decided to change the name of Linux Mint LXDE Squeeze PowerPC into Linux MintPPC 9. The idea is that people installing this portage of Linux Mint should not think that it was developed by the official Linux Mint team. It has to be clear that this version of MintPPC is an independent project, not affiliated with Linux Mint. From now on I will only use the term MintPPC. The underlying source code is Linux Mint and Debian with some variations in the brand name.
Submitted by linuxopjemac on Sun, 09/26/2010 - 18:41
After hours and hours of hard work I can now tell you with a lot of pride that there is a successor to Linux Mint LXDE based on Debian. A new release based on Linux Mint Isadora ported to Debian Squeeze has now been released. There is only a 32-bits version available as I don't have a 64-bits machine. The advantage of LXDE over GNOME, KDE or XFCE is that it is much snappier on old G3/G4 machines. The Mint themes make the desktop look a lot sexier than standard Debian. Linux MintPPC comes with a huge amount of preinstalled programs, aimed at the desktop user.
Submitted by linuxopjemac on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 10:37
Broadcom would like to announce the initial release of a fully-open Linux driver for it's latest generation of 11n chipsets. The driver, while still a work in progress, is released as full source and uses the native mac80211 stack. It supports multiple current chips (BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225) as well as providing a framework for supporting additional chips in the future, including mac80211-aware embedded chips. The README and TODO files included with the sources provide more details about the current feature set, known issues, and plans for improving the driver.
Submitted by linuxopjemac on Wed, 09/08/2010 - 09:23
The <a target="_blank" href="http://linuxmint.com/" rel="external">Linux Mint</a> developers have <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/Linux_Mint/status/23225434931" rel="external">announced</a> the arrival of a Debian edition of their Linux Mint operating system, replacing the distribution's standard Ubuntu base with Debian's testing branch.
Submitted by linuxopjemac on Mon, 09/06/2010 - 21:57
Every Linux distribution has to strike a balance between being up to date and being stable, between including the latest versions of software packages and retaining better tested, more mature versions. Fedora, for example, is known for having the very latest software, whilst Debian GNU/Linux has a reputation for being a particularly stable distribution, with the software included in each new release already well cured.
Submitted by linuxopjemac on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 19:28
As the Debian developers work on completing development of the free software Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, known as "Squeeze", they have also been selecting the name for the next version, 7.0. In a recent release update posting, it was announced that Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 will be named "Wheezy".
Submitted by linuxopjemac on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 09:16
We have some sad news for the 0.1% of Opera users who are still on the PowerPC architecture.
Starting with the Next version of Opera, as of the next snapshot release (due sometime later today), we are discontinuing the PowerPC architecture on Mac and Linux. Opera 10.6x will be the last release with support for this architecture. This is unfortunate, but with third party vendor support dwindling away, we can no longer keep developing Opera for this architecture.