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CRUX PPC Goes 2.0

timothy posted about 10 years ago | from the new-number dept.

Operating Systems 15

Jaime writes "The CRUX PPC port reached version 2.0 yesterday. The announcement has been done during the SND Forum in Frankfurt, Germany. This is a new nice piece of software that has a PPC port."

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In case you were wondering... (2, Informative)

byolinux (535260) | about 10 years ago | (#10384855)

CRUX PPC is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is "keep it simple", which is reflected in a simple tarball-based package system, BSD-style init scripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages.

Debian PPC still available [] folks. apt is the only way to fly when it comes to package management, I feel.

Re:In case you were wondering... (1)

norkakn (102380) | about 10 years ago | (#10384909)

well, it isn't the _only_ way. arguably the best, but be careful dismissing gentoo

Damn. (2, Funny)

Udo Schmitz (738216) | about 10 years ago | (#10385452)

CRUX PPC is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. [...]

I already had my plan carefully laid out on how to not RTFA and asking stupid questions about that CRUX thingie. Thanks for totally spoiling my evening ...

Re:In case you were wondering... (2, Insightful)

GreyWolf3000 (468618) | about 10 years ago | (#10385484)

As a Crux user, I feel I must step in and defend this.

Why can't we have a release without someone piping in with how Crux is inferior because it doesn't have something like portage or apt?

Crux isn't for everyone. Besides, it does have ports+prt-get.

Re:In case you were wondering... (2, Insightful)

byolinux (535260) | about 10 years ago | (#10385866)

For me, I feel that effort would be better spent on something like Debian, rather than yet another distro... especially for something like PPC.

If the goal is to provide a free software drop-in replacement for OS X, then as a community we should concentrate our efforts on one distro...

I'll plead ignorance when it comes to Gentoo, but I don't like the idea of a lot of compiling - I'm sure there are ways to not have to compile everything, but then I think 'Why bother, when there is Debian'

I'm not a Debian developer, but I like how apt works. It works consistently well, and is considerably better than something like Software Update or Windows Update.

It's always cool to see people doing new stuff however, and the Crux people should be congratulated for this.

Re:In case you were wondering... (1)

elbobo (28495) | about 10 years ago | (#10391252)

So you're saying that if a product is lacking a particular feature that users have come to expect as standard, then we should just politely ignore the omission and say nothing of it?

If I'm in the market for a new car, and the model that I'm interested in doesn't have power stearing, I'd like to know.

Re:In case you were wondering... (1)

torstenvl (769732) | about 10 years ago | (#10391388)

You certainly have the right to know if your Model X Brand A car doesn't have power steering, but that's up to the dealer to tell you, and up to you to find out. Not something to shout about at a car show.

Take it upon yourself to be a conscientious consumer. Research before you spend your money, or kwitchurbitchin.

Re:In case you were wondering... (1)

GreyWolf3000 (468618) | about 10 years ago | (#10395394)

Replace power steering with automatic transmission.

I am a happy user of both Crux and a '94 Mazda pickup--manual tranny.

Re:In case you were wondering... (1)

torstenvl (769732) | about 10 years ago | (#10391396)

Ugh. Gentoo zealots.

Tell me, have they fixed the whole no-comments-in-the-Apache-configuration-files annoyance yet, after several years of people filing it as a bug?

Re:In case you were wondering... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10403352)


GNU/Linux on PPC (1)

jshriverWVU (810740) | about 10 years ago | (#10387222)

I tried installing Linux on my Dual G4, and I must admit this is the hardest arch to install linux on. My best luck has been with Debian, but setting up X11 was a pain. Especially since NVidia doesn't supply PPC drivers for the GeForce 2 MX card. It's been a while, have things changed much? Anyone have any other recommended distro's?

Re:GNU/Linux on PPC (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10388192)

you could try yellowdog linux if you want a less taxing install. it is fedora base but with a lot of effort to make it work on macs put in. it hit version 4 today.

Re:GNU/Linux on PPC (1)

genericpenguin (318967) | about 10 years ago | (#10389136)

Don't forget Mandrake. User friendly, Autodetects hardware quite well(especially X11). Works OK for servers, but Debian would be a better choice for that. You can't beat apt-get.

Airport extreme (2, Informative)

paz5 (542669) | about 10 years ago | (#10388030)

I had good success setting up crux recently on my g4 ibook. Everything worked well and they way it was supposed to. Unfortunatly Airport extreme is still not supported, and from what i heard it will be a while untill it is. Hope someone with the skills to write drivers does...

Re:Airport extreme (1)

trouser (149900) | about 10 years ago | (#10391721)

Airport Extreme uses a Broadcom chipset for which documentation is not availble so don't hold your breathe.
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