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

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  1. OzzyBC42

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    Does it have anything over 5.0?
     
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    It has SDK 3.0 installed by default.
    That's about the biggest advantage over 5.0 I can think of.
     
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    Yes it does.

    A new user interface/desktop environment, new Linux Kernal.
    Support or inclusion for SDK 3.0.
    New entertainment app distro.

    If you are a programmer
    Look up runtime 1.2 migration to 2.1 on IBM.com.
    You will be amazed by the amount of improvement.

    Additionally this update allows native execution of existing PosixThread libraries.
    For universities and research programmers this is a major note.
     
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    Heads up that the .iso is available freely now. I've downloaded and burned and am installing now; I'll report back with anything significant.
     
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    Well... after installing I think the thought that comes to mind is... I'm tired of installing distro after distro on my PS3! :razz: On a serious note though, extremely easy and straightforward; definitely what I would point someone unfamiliar with Linux (or just plain lazy) to. Everything is on the DVD - no add-on CD, no bootloader and USB drives... and the install beyond the initial text resolution selection is entirely graphical.

    The resulting OS is as all of the modern distributions are in terms of sound card, Wi-Fi, and bluetooth support, but it's a good step up from Yellow Dog 5 (at least the initial) in those regards. Plus, of course the Cell SDK is right there if you want it, and some user-firendly multimedia expandability. For those that prefer Ubuntu or Debian, then this probably isn't going to win you over, but I do think for those that have gone down the Fedora path it makes for a good alternative... though again no reason to switch to it if everything's already set up and in place on a Fedora 7 or 8 install. For myself though, for some reason I could not get either 7 or 8 to install properly for me, so this will remain my PS3 Linux OS for the time being.

    Now what I would love would be to be able to register this new BT keyboard I got in both the GameOS and in YDL6...
     
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    What about E17? I've heard bad things about reliability. Does it work like a real GUI, or does it feel like a beta release?
     
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    It's not bad; doesn't suck in any event. :)
     
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    I installed it on my PS3 yesterday to try the Cell BE SDK. However, it doesn't seem to install all of the SDK by default, I have to manually choose some packages to have all essential tools. The whole installation takes about 5GB disk space.

    Since my PS3 is connect to my TV so I use putty and Xming to do most things remotely on my computer, and it's quite interesting to do some Cell BE programming. Although initially it looks a bit harder than CUDA.
     
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