The PowerPC Notebook campaign has just started

We are very happy to announce that our funding campaign has just started. Starting today, we will accept donations through our campaign page with the objective of collecting funds to establish a contract with Acube Systems to design the PowerPC Notebook motherboard.

It has been a long way and we feel we are only starting. We wanted to reach this point many months ago but we found some difficulties and we tried to find solutions for all of them. In this time we have created our non profit association (Power Progress Community), we started a preliminary task for selecting hardware components, we have identified people to maintain a Linux distribution, we contacted companies and organizations and of course, we received you support in our website, in our facebook page, in the forum and other social networks.

The PowerPC Notebook campaign has just started

The PowerPC Notebook campaign has just started

After all this work and solving all these issues we are ready to collect the money required to start the engineering process. In the end, it is not the intention of this blog entry to explain all the details here so, we invite you to find all the information in the  campaign page: https://fundraising.powerpc-notebook.org/

Thank you very much for your support and enthusiasm.

4 thoughts on “The PowerPC Notebook campaign has just started

  1. Daniël Oosterhuis

    What operating system is it going to run? Debian and Ubuntu cut off PowerPC support just a while back. And, the more important question will be: Why PPC? It’s a dead architecture. There’s x86 and ARM, why wasn’t one of those chosen? They are far more logical choices.

    • PowerPC is a lot more powerful in a lot smaller kf a package. Back with the ppc macs, even with a 1.2 ghz machine, you were carrying a workstation around. Past that, it was a thrill to know you didn’t have intel.

      Linux distros may be dropping support, but if you read the post they are hoing to maintain something on their own.

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