Following last month’s
release of Yellow Dog Linux 3.0
— first offered as an ISO disk image download for subscribers of Terra Soft’s YDL.net Enhanced service —
Terra Soft Solutions
has announced that the boxed version of the PowerPC-optimized Linux operating system is now shipping.
The new version features a graphical installer built from Red Hat’s “Anaconda,” along with other improvements like integrated KDE 3.1 and Gnome 2.2, the gcc 3.2.2 compiler, improved support for ATI and Nvidia-based graphics cards, and more — on three install CDs and three source CDs.
The boxed set includes the six CDs, a printed Companion to Installation, and the revised
Getting Started with Yellow Dog Linux, Second Edition
book. The book was created to help Linux neophytes and those Linux users who are new to PowerPC-based Linux. The tome provides a guided introduction to the GUI, file management, and key applications and utilities, along with information about how the shell — or command line interface — works, file management, and system administration.
60-day installation support is also provided, and the company has also thrown in a t-shirt (sizes L, XL and XXL) so you can wear your Linux advocacy on your sleeve. A sticker is included too.
What’s more a “Geek Edition” is offered that includes all 6 CDs without the printed documentation and support, at a reduced cost. Both boxes are available for purchase from the
Terra Soft e-store. The full box set — with support — costs $84.95. The Geek Edition costs $24.95. For more details, visit the Web site.
Terra Soft noted that its domestic and international resellers will receive box sets in the coming days. Terra Soft’s Japanese distribution partner
plans to begin offering YDL 3.0 with advanced Japanese support starting May 6.