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Yellow Dog

Yellowdog Linux

About Yellow Dog

An open source, Linux operating system for home, office, server, and cluster users. Built upon the Fedora Core 5 and 6, Terra Soft has since the spring of 1999 developed and maintained YDL for the Power architecture family of CPUs.  The distro also runs on the IBM BladeCenter JS2X and p5 servers, as well as the Mercury XR9 system.

The distro comes with over 2,200 applications.

Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 Key Facts

Developer:
Terra Soft Solutions
Price:
Free download; boxed set $49.95 + shipping (without support) or $99.95 + shipping (with 6 months support) for PowerPC
Released:
5 February 2008
Installation Media:
DVD (2)
Architectures supported:
PowerPC, PlayStation 3, IBM Cell
Package Management:
RPM
Official Website:
www.terrasoftsolutions.com/products/ydl

Kernel
2.6.23
GNOME 2.16.0
KDE 3.5.4
XOrg 1.1.1
Xfce -
OpenOffice 2.0.4
Evolution 2.8.0
Firefox 2.0.0.5
Gimp 2.2.13
Python 2.4.3
Perl
5.8.8
Apache 2.2.3
PHP
5.1.6
MySQL       
5.0.22
PostgreSQL 8.1.9
Samba
3.0.23c
GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.1

Reviews

6.x (current release) -
5.x
IGN, Blogcritics Magazine
4.1
PPCNUX

Selected Websites

Other Official Websites

News
Mailing Lists
Support/Forums
Yellow Dog Linux Community Board, YDL.net

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