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Mac software developer Terra Soft Solutions (TSS) said its Yellow Dog Linux distribution is compatible with Motorola's PowerPC 7400 CPU aka G4. The Mac-oriented distribution of the open source OS is currently available in a server-oriented version, dubbed Champion Server. It was recently updated to release 1.1 to add support for version 2.2.6 of the Linux kernel, glibc 2.1.1, egcs 1.1.2, KDE 1.1.1 and Gnome 1.0. That 1.1 release will run on the new 400MHz Power Mac G4 out of the box, said TSS. The company also said work had begun optimising Linux for the PPC7400's AltiVec (aka Velocity Engine) vector processing system. Earlier this week, fellow PowerPC Linux distributor LinuxPPC released the latest version of Linux PPC 1999. That version runs on Power Mac equipped with G4 upgrade cards and almost certainly on the Power Mac G4, too, though that has yet to be confirmed officially. ® Related Stories Red Hat Linux certified for ThinkPad -- sort of Hamburgers try to trademark Linux Nokia unveils Linux broadband wireless Web system

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