The esteemed Linux Weekly News has posted an article about the state
of Linux distributions on PowerPC systems. They start by recapping the
LSI and Wind River have announced a "multi-year strategic partnership" for Wind River Linux on LSI's Axxia Communication Processors (ACP) product line. The ACP
At FTF this week, Freescale announced their first 64-bit core, the e5500. It will be used in the P5010 and P5020 SoCs, both members of the "P5" family of their QorIQ brand.
Joe Brockmeier reminds us that Fedora 13 will not ship an official PowerPC version.
Sony upset a vocal group of customers when it recently removed the ability to run Linux on the PlayStation 3 with dubious justification.
Freescale has announced a new partnership for Linux enablement of its QorIQ and PowerQUICC networking processors.
When the PS3 Slim was released, it no longer supported Linux, but Sony
reassured owners of the original PS3s that Linux would continue to work on
The Arch Linux folks have happily announced that they now support Apple G5s,
with a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit userland. They also apparently have a much
simpler installer now as well.
Last week at ISSCC there were a couple of PowerPC-related announcements: first,
IBM announced a "wire-speed"
network processor, built around 16 4-thread 64-bit embedded PowerPC cores.
A new version of CRUX PPC, a port of the
CRUX Linux distribution, has been released.
CRUX PPC supports most recent PowerPC hardware platforms, including both 32-