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Lucradia
September 12th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Well, it's official, http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20105027-263/apple-canceling-security-updates-for-powerpc-macs

This means SONY has no reason to stay on PPC for PS4.

Canonical should follow suit, since it did on the design.

Phrea
September 12th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Oh no, support for grossly outdated systems gets halted.

LowSky
September 12th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Um what? Sony decision to use an IBM designed PPC chip had nothing to do with Apple. Also the PPC release of Ubuntu is community supported only.

Merk42
September 12th, 2011, 11:35 PM
This means SONY has no reason to stay on PPC for PS4.
Good thing the PS3, and every other console that uses PPC, doesn't use OSX then.

Lucradia
September 13th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Good thing the PS3, and every other console that uses PPC, doesn't use OSX then.

It's the thought that counts. ;)

yokohama1970
September 13th, 2011, 12:48 AM
An unsupported, elder chipset, makes sense. Mac's have been running Intel chipsets for some time. As far as the PS3, that is up to Sony.

I have been an Ubuntu PowerPC user since 8.04 PowerPC. I am now running 10.04.3 PowerPC. The support for LTS Distros seems to be more thorough. Perhaps due to the duration of LTS?

el_koraco
September 13th, 2011, 12:57 AM
Debian has them...

madhi19
September 13th, 2011, 02:45 AM
Debian has them...
Debian support just about almost everything made in the past 3 decades!

3rdalbum
September 13th, 2011, 03:22 AM
Well, it's official, http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20105027-263/apple-canceling-security-updates-for-powerpc-macs

Actually I'm surprised they continued security updates for PPC for this long. Usually Apple does this trick of "Something new is released, let's discontinue support for all the older ones", so it's very odd that they've continued security updates for PPC for this long.

It's turd-polishing anyhow.

dpny
September 13th, 2011, 04:59 AM
Actually I'm surprised they continued security updates for PPC for this long. Usually Apple does this trick of "Something new is released, let's discontinue support for all the older ones", so it's very odd that they've continued security updates for PPC for this long.

Don't know if it's a trick. Apple's support policy is pretty simple: hardware gets five years of support. The last PPC machine was discontinued in August of 2006.