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Linux Distribution: Slackintosh
Url: http://slackintosh.exploits.org/

 
"Slackintosh" is a simply the name for a bunch of Slackware source files that have been compiled on a PowerPC box. It all comes from the "source" directories of the real thing with few exceptions.

About Slackintosh
Changes have been made to accomodate the differences between the x86 and PPC architectures, but otherwise it's the same Slackware feel you know and love.
In the past, these packages were only useful if you already had another distribution loaded on your system. The new 8.1 tree changes that. You can now create a bootable CD for NewWorld systems, or start the installer over the network from a TFTP server.

Slackintosh is a collection of the essentials. You get a base system with compilers and networking components. Anything complicated (KDE, GNOME, etc) that isn't essential is not available and there are no plans to provide them. You have a working compiler, so you can do it yourself. I've already done the heavy lifting for things you need like gcc, glibc and even X, so it's not as bad as it sounds.

I say this a lot, but it bears repeating: this is not an official project of Slackware. This is just a collection of packages made by someone who has a Mac and doesn't like the Mac OS or the RPM-based distributions that dominate the PPC landscape. A G4 is a terrible thing to waste.

Releases:
2007-07-23 00:00:00.0 Slackintosh 12.0 is available    View
Slackintosh 12.0 includes Linux 2.6.21.5, glibc 2.5 (with tls + epoll!), KDE 3.5.7
2007-07-10 00:00:00.0 Slackintosh 12.0 RC1 is out    View
I've uploaded some Slackintosh 12.0-BETA ISOs. Please note that this ISO release is not final and not tested very well (but installing it on my iBook2 worked just fine). Please give it a try and report bugs! Disk1 + Disk2 are needed for a system with X.Org. Disk1 is fine for servers. The DVD contains everything (including sources). The source-tree is almost frozen, only minor (if any) changes will happen until Slackintosh 12.0 is released. If you are running 10.2, upgrade now, 10.2 will be unsupported after the 12.0 release.
2006-10-09 00:00:00.0 Slackintosh 11.0 is available now    View
Slackintosh 11.0 has been released! Slackintosh 11.0 includes Linux 2.6.17.13 with glibc 2.3.6, KDE 3.5.4 and much more. The installation CD also includes two bootable 64-bit kernels.
 
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