The facts are that Terra Soft Solutions (TSS), which produces Yellow Dog
Linux, designed it to work only on PowerPC family processors which currently
include the Cell. The Cell processor is available on the PS3 (8 cores) and
the YDL PowerStation (4 cores); both these modern computers will run YDL.
The computers from Apple used to contain PowerPC based processors, but Apple
switched to Intel and that could be the source of your confusion. When
Apple produced PowerPC based computers there used to exist a version of YDL
which allowed Mac users to switch rather easily from the Mac OS to YDL and
One can discuss this change as foolish based on the greater calculation
power of PowerPC systems or wise, based on the lower cost of production
which Intel processors enjoy. Regardless of whatever position however, it
is no longer possible to run YDL on the same processor produced by Apple on
All the best...
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 11:51 AM, Carlos Lavalle <carlos@myte...>
> Thanks Chris,
> I dont understand what the difference is. The Processor?
> On Jul 8, 2008, at 8:41 AM, Christopher Murtagh wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 July 2008 11:39:11 am Carlos Lavalle wrote:
> >> I have a Gateway MX6920 on which I have installed and
> >> Windows Vista But for the life of me i cant seem to be able to
> >> install
> >> Yellow Dog. Would someone Please be kind enough to give me some
> >> advice.
> >> 1.6 Intel Core Duo
> > That's your problem. Yellow Dog is PowerPC only.
> > BTW, you probably also don't want to announce that you're violating
> > the
> > license agreement for on a public mailing list. It's bad enough that
> > you've admitted to installing Vista. ;-)
> > Cheers,
> > Chris
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