Thanks to the already received donations ACube has received a payment to start the study of the components list. In relation with this, Power Progress Community has provided a possible component list based on non NDA chips to manage usb3, sata3, audio and others. Electrical Schematic engineering task started! Starting on Monday 7th August, ACube…
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.
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?