Yellow Dog Linux 4.1 review

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Yellow Dog Linux v4.

License: Comercialware
OS: Mac OS X
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Developer: Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
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Price: $59.00
Updated: 24 Mar 2006
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Yellow Dog Linux v4.0.1 is a Fedora / RPM-based operating system for PowerPC computers, offering an intuitive, flexible graphical installer, 1300 packages on 8 CDs (4 Install, 4 Source), a unified KDE and GNOME desktop environment featuring shared menus, applications, and user interface.

Based upon the 'Anaconda' installer engine, the Yellow Dog Linux Installer leverages automated, advanced hardware detection; provides on-screen help, flexible package selection, multiple install methods (CD-ROM, FTP, HTTP, NFS), default to ext3 journaling filesystem, embedded video testing, multiple ethernet and wireless port configuration, and automated partition creation.

What will you do with your PowerMac after Apple switches to Intel?

We have an answer--Faster, more stable, and far more efficient as a desktop OS, Yellow Dog Linux is a solid replacement (not just an alternative) to OSX. Breath new life into your PowerPC G3 and G4, giving it a second wind as a personal workstation, or a new function as a web, email, or data server. Want to see how your G5 runs Linux? You may dual-boot both OSX and Yellow Dog Linux or take the leap and run Yellow Dog Linux alone, taking advantage of the multitude of included, freely available, and commercial applications.
PowerPC processor.

What's New:
New or Improved Device Support
Backlit keys.
PCMCIA cell phone and modem support.
Support for Atheros wi-fi cards.
Dual head config via the GUI.
Install direct to and boot from FireWire drives.
USB device auto-mount under both KDE & GNOME.
Greatly improved sound support.
Graphical Up2Date package install and update tool.
Support for the latest Apple Power Books.
Beta support for Apple G5 PowerMacs with dual core CPUs.
Beta Extreme driver will be available shortly after release, via Enhanced accounts.

Updated Components
Linux kernel version 2.6.15-rc5.
Basic 64-bit development and runtime support. 6.8.2, featuring improved Radeon dual-head support.
KDE 3.4.2 and GNOME 2.10.
Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5.
A completely rebuilt KDE and Gnome "start" menu for vastly improved navigation of the graphical user interface.

Resize partition tool!
Updated partitioning tool enables you to resize existing partitions (ie: OSX), elliminating in most instances the need to reformat, repartition, and reinstall OSX.

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