Yellow Dog Linux v6.0 is now out


Yellow Dog Linx v6.0

For those out there using Yellow Dog there is a upgrade waiting for you. I’ve tried Yellow Dog and Ubuntu so far. Right now I’m sticking with Ubuntu, just because there is more support out there if I run into problems. I’m no Linux expert, I just use it on weekends sometimes. But it’s a great option if you don’t have a primary PC in the house.

Anyway some key features of YDL v6.0 are:

Yellow Dog Linux v6.0 supports:
– Sony PS3.
– Apple PowerPC G4, G5.
– IBM System p (JS2x, 510, 520, 540).
– 802.11b Airport auto-configuration; Extreme with configuration.
– Audio on all tested machines.
– Sony PS3 Sixaxis game controller.
– Cell phone internet connections with configuration.

Yellow Dog Linux v6.0 key features:
– E17 & Gnome installed by default, KDE included.
– Gnash, the Flash work-alike.
– Ekiga VoIP, Pidgin IM/IRC, and Fluendo codec installer.
– kernel v2.6.23, gcc v4.1.1, gblic v2.5, and Eclipse v3.2.2.
– The only Linux distribution to include by default Cell SDK v3.0.
– IBM iRT (interactive raytrace) demo available via YDL.net Enhanced.

Terra Soft Releases YDL v6.0 for Apple PowerPC, Sony PS3, IBM System P


Written by: T0SH - Cofounder of PS3Blog.net


  1. #1 by Segitz on February 6th, 2008 [ 1470 Points ]

    Hmmm,

    nice, that they updated much of the underlying stuff like GCC etc…

    but, did they at least now include the UDF2.5 kernel patch, to be able to at least read BluRays? Is the Sixaxis support via bluetooth (also kernel patch necessary) or USB (which worked already in 5.1)

    Gnash is a nice addition, as well as the codec installer (although I doubt, you can get the PS3 in Linux to play anything near HD).

    They changed their sources too… The old one (5.1) was based on Fedora Core 5, which is quite old now (they are testing 8 now), now they use different ones and add newer Fedora ones too… Hopefully, we now get some good choice in programs now, without playing around with the repositories (which is quite a bitch in YDL, imho).

  2. #2 by SL33PY on February 7th, 2008 [ 2371 Points ]

    If the console games get just a bit better, I’ll be willing to buy another ps3 as main pc. At home I only use my pc for mail, internet and chat.

    I can always use my wife’s monster pc (Q6600, 4gig ram, GeForce 8800gtx) for when I start working on some work related projects (I’m a .net software developer)

  3. #3 by Jon on February 10th, 2008

    I see the glibc on ydl v6 is still 2.5, isn’t the current glibc 2.7 or at least glibc 2.6. I don’t think I want to downgrade because I’m on glibc 2.6 with fedora 7 and I’ve gone through all the trouble upgrading it so the sound works now anyway. Since ydl’s glibc is still 2.5, I would think there will still be alot of compatibility problems trying to install newer programs, so I wouldn’t bother.


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