Yellow Dog 6.0 goes public
Upgrades abound as Yellow Dog Linux 6.0 is released to the public, complete with updated PlayStation 3 compatibility.
Terra Soft, purveyors of Open Sauce operating systems, has finally allowed it's recent distribution of Yellow Dog to be downloaded free by the public. While it has been out for roughly a month, one had to be a member or buy a CD of it. The latter probably confuses many Linux owners (Linux is generally free), so the public release will be well received.
So what's new? Well here's a handy list to explain all.
-E17 & Gnome installed by default, KDE included.
-Gnash, the Flash work-alike.
-Ekiga VoIP, Pidgin IM/IRC, and Fluendo codec installer.
-Kernel v2.6.23, gcc v4.1.1, gblic v2.5, and Eclipse v3.2.2
-The only Linux distribution to include by default Cell SDK v3.0.
-IBM iRT (interactive raytrace) demo available via YDL.net Enhanced
If there are parts of this list you do not understand, chances are it won't affect you. Main things though are; Choice between Mac like interface (GNOME) and Windows like interface (KDE), Flash stuff now works, New Skype and AIM/Windows Live Messenger capabilities now included, and a fancy demo to show off raytracing, the next step in photo realism.
The page with download links is here, which point to where the DVD images can be found. The ISO is about 3.7 GBs though, so you may want to find a cure for cancer while it downloads.
Word of warning: if you're planning on installing Linux on your PS3, and have no prior experience, check out a few FAQs before you dive in. It may just save you buying a new one.