Re: General LinuxPPC question ...
Marcin Kurek wrote:
I think the ones you mention are important. Also, many people prefer
the long battery life, design qualities etc. of iBooks to PC notebooks.
The question is why use Linux on PowerPC and not on x86 architecture ? I
think there is no way to avoid such question durning the show and currently
I can't answer to it. Of coz I know the good sides of PowerPC CPU's (low
power consumption, AltiVec, fast context-switches) but what about Linux, I
need some info in context of LinuxPPC system.
I think the most important is that a lot of people HAVE PowerPC
machines, and so Linux for PowerPC is what they need :)
If you're asking why run Linux instead of OS X or whatever... it's just
better. For me, it's better, at least. I tried OS X, but KDE is much
nicer -- faster, and more complete. The range of (Free/GPL/OpenSource)
software is much better, and Debian can provide a very similar OS across
11 different architectures, which is not to be sniffed at for admins :)