PPC Users: Should I Upgrade to 8.10 or Wait??

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Thu Apr 2 15:51:05 UTC 2009

Graham Todd wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 17:42:08 +1100
> "Irena & Richard Jenkins" <richard.jenkins at internode.on.net> wrote:
>> That should be 'Intrepid Ibex' ... as I already have 'hardy heron'.
>> Sorry for the confusion
>> Richard
> As I understand it, PPC support has been officially withdrawn by
> Canonical several releases back (I can't remember which one).
> Therefore there is no official PPC release for Kubuntu.
> There may be some versions of PPC Kubuntu distros produced but they
> will be UNOFFICIAL and therefore you cannot rely on them.  But hey - if
> you want to try them and accept that there MAY be problems - go ahead.
> I agree with you that "Linux on a Mac is delightful", but to be sure
> that you have official support for the PPC architecture, I suggest you
> go with Debian. The unstable series has (I believe) support for KDE
> 4.2.x.
> My advice is to NOT upgrade to Kubuntu 8.10 or 9.04, but switch to
> Debian.  After all, its the distro on which the *ubuntu family was
> based, so you should feel at home :-)

I have to agree.  That's also why I switched my SPARC boxes from Ubuntu 
Dapper to Debian.  The usual objection is that Debian is supposedly 
"challenging" to install.  Years ago, that was true.  But thanks to the 
cross-pollination between it and Ubuntu, Debian's been a breeze to 
install from Etch on.

Again, best tool for the job.  On x86 and x86-64, *ubuntu.  On anything 
else, Debian.

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