Terra Soft Solutions Inc. today announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux 2.0, the latest version of its Linux implementation specifically for PowerPC-based systems like the Mac.
The new version introduces an easy-to-use graphical installer application; KDE 2.1, a graphical user interface (GUI) which Terra Soft bills as elegant and mature; and more than 900 different Linux applications to do everything from productivity to, as Terra Soft puts it, “fulfill server, code developer, and home/office needs.”
But with Mac OS X’s UNIX underpinnings, you may be asking yourself why you should bother with a third-party Linux offering at all. For one thing, Yellow Dog Linux is compatible with a broad variety of PowerPC-based Macs not supported by OS X. “Enjoy the benefits of Open Source software: 1) no per seat license, 2) full source code, 3) a very real, active, development and support community, 4) thousands of applications available for free, and 5) quick bug fixes and rapid version updates,” points out Terra Soft.
Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 is available for purchase through Terra Soft Solutions’ online store for US$59.95 plus shipping. A $29.95 that eschews installation support is also available as an alternative.
Last week, Terra Soft
announced plans to distribute Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 internationally through Kudzu Enterprises.