Yesterday IBM announced three new Power6 server series: the Power 595, the Power 575 and the Power 570.
IBM's Linux Technology Center (LTC), known to contribute quite a bit of code (see LWN.net article or recent Linux Foundation article) and employ a number of prominent people in the Linux / OSS community has put together a blog roll that at any given time covers a number of interesting topics related to LinuxPPC. Makes for interesting reading of how-tos, findings and opinion.
IBM has contributed three QS20 Cell Broadband Engine Blades to the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University. These have in turn been made freely available to the Linux Open Source community with a simple registration at the osuosl.org web site. The osuosl.org also hosts Power5, and Power Mac servers which are also freely available to developers to develop and port projects.
The newly formed Open Media Now Foundation announces its opening with the launch of Gnash's first Beta release.
The community is still working on the PowerPC port of ubuntu and it looks like as the hardy heron is a brave one for the powerpc. It boots my PowerBook G4 1,67GHz with the LiveCD.
Freescale is in the SoC (system on a chip) business and offers quit complete systems with the MPC512x line. Together with one of the top 5 China based pc maker the LimePC emerged out of this into the market. It's a UMPC smaller than an iPod nano.
Following their previous offers, IBM now has a JDK/SDK in version 1.6 on the web aka Java 6.
There is a news from Toshiba that it signed a deal with Rambus to use XDR RAM for HDTV chip sets. That's the news and now the rumour: