At LinuxDay in Milan this 25th October I will present the project “Open Source Linux PowerPC notebook” and I want to join together passionate peoples that want to make happen a new open source powerpc notebook will be produced soon. I believe with this project to meets the needs of a relatively small but vigorous community of enthusiasts.
My passion on innovation and for this project have already motivated a producer to start to design the mobo of this PowerPC Notebook.
To make it produced and designed near our needs your participation make the difference.
PowerPC notebook – creadits: flickr metalmarious Laptop
Today from ours accredited sources we have the peak preview that before the summer will be ready a 15.6 notebook for gaming based on Freescale T2080 a new 64 bit powerpc 8 virtual cores processor based on four cores dual treated based on 6500 architecture clocked at 1.8Ghz.
Sorry for my english… ( becouse my natural language it’s Italian )
Now that smartbooks are not with x86 processors and in this way they couldn’t use anymore Windows Xp/Vista/7, we use gnu/linux or derivates (there is some strange exceptions ), why not will be possibile to use notebook with PowerPc processors?
Over that, IBM , that is the founders of PowerPC platform (with Freescale), with it’s Transitive (acquired on 2008), have the tool to run x86 binary program on PowerPc (like rosetta on intel platform , build from the same software huse some years ago).
In this way it’s possible to run x86 gnu/linux applications and even with some more effort even Windows applications ( at least with Wine, but cuod be with an extension for QEMU of the transitive tecnology…)
Over that gnu/linux on Powerpc at the moment is more devolped that ARM port, so I think there are many reasons to make powerpc notebooks and netbooks.
Can be there is some future scenario for powerpc on notebook?