updated 01:00 pm EST, Wed March 19, 2003
Terra Soft Solutions today announced , a new generation of Linux for the PowerPC architecture. It offers an "ultra-modern" gcc 3.2.1 compiler and the first port of Red Hat's 'Anaconda' to PowerPC, a smart and friendly installer. The install includes XFree86 4.3, GNOME 2.2, and KDE 3.1 as well as the Mac-On-Linux emulator. It also boasts improved hardware support (eMac, all GeForce 4-based Power Macs, and the 12" PowerBook), 3D support for ATI Radeon GPUs, and sleep support for all Apple ATI Radeon Mobility-based portables. Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 ISOs images are available today exclusively to YDL.Net Enhanced members and pre-installed on all Macs sold by the company. Retail Yellow Dog Linux packages will be available for pre-order March 31 with anticipated shipment the week of April 16.
Terra Soft also announced its new YDL.Net Enhanced membership, which adds personal webspace, FTP access to 10MB storage, immediate, direct access to Yellow Dog Linux ISOs, and ongoing, direct access to Yellow Dog Linux errata for $5 month. The standard version of YDL.net offers a lifetime email account with web-based and client-side access, on-screen support for 27 languages, custom folder and address management, and spell-checking.