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Mac software developer TerraSoft Solutions' subsidiary Yellow Dog has begun to ship its first Linux distribution, Champion Server. Yellow Dog Linux is specifically aimed at Apple's PowerPC 750-based Macs, including the iMac and the PowerBook G3 line. The software will run on older PCI-based Macs and clones, but these installations will not be supported, the company said. More importantly, the new 'blue'n'white' G3s are also unsupported for the time being. At press time, Yellow Dog was unable to say why, but it's notable that no other PowerPC variety of Linux, specifically LinuxPPC and the Apple-backed mkLinux, support Apple's latest professional hardware either. Apple is clearly concerned about this state of affairs, and recently began seeking a Linux Technical Manager to help distributors of the open source OS improve their support for the company's computers (see Apple to back Linux with dedicated manager). Yellow Dog's Champion Server is based on version 2.2 of the Linux kernel and supports release 2 of the glibc graphics library. It also bundles a standard selection of Linux server and development apps, along with the KDE and Gnome desktop environments. A full list can be found at the Yellow Dog site. The company offers a range of Champion Server packs, from $24.95 (just the CDs) to $99.95 (CDs, manual and support). A single-user version of Yellow Dog Linux, dubbed Gone Home, is due in the second quarter of the year. ®

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