OT: Survey on "Still running PPC?"--ToriOS for PPC!!???

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 17:24:15 UTC 2014

Top posting, for speed.


Question on ToriOS, I checked the web site, just wondering if ToriOS will
have a PPC offering . . . as it looks like ubuntu is formally ending their
support for PPC with 14.04???  Seems like there are a number of AmigaOne
folks that could have machines running for quite awhile . . . would ToriOS
be a viable option for them?

But, also, agreed that 12.04 seems the best base for "older" machines such
as PPC iBooks, iMacs, etc . . . 14.04 seemed to be glitchy on the iBook . .
. might roll back to a 12.04 system until the endless sleep hits my iBook.


> On 10/22/2014 03:53 AM, Lars Nood?n wrote:
> > There is still a fair amount of 32-bit x86 hardware in use around here.
> >   But these machines are all old now.  How long are they likely to last?
> >   Here is a survey on considering 16.04 LTS be the last release of Ubuntu
> > with 32-bit images to run on 32-bit only machines:
> >
> > https://bryanquigley.com/crazy-ideas/still-running-32-bit-ubuntu
> It is good idea to run such surveys and it is good point to bring on the
> table. Old machines should not go to trash unless these are 100% dead. I
> realized that even Lubuntu or other distributions won't be helpful in
> the coming years and for that, I have created this project:
> http://torios.org/ which is still Alpha at the moment but we are moving
> forward with solid steps and Beta is just around the corner. Now, ToriOS
> is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which is well-known to be better on old
> hardware than 14.04 LTS and for that reason, I insisted to base ToriOS
> on 12.04 and the team has agreed. Now, what could happen when 16.04 is
> out and just in case Canonical decided to end the 32bit support by that
> cycle? or perhaps even before that? 14.04 LTS could be the last one? who
> knows? not to worry, ToriOS will make sure that old machines will stay
> in service as long as possible. Only time can tell and prove that :)
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