This website was created to produce a new PowerPC notebook.
We are looking for people that really have passion for innovation.
The passion for innovation and for this project have already motivated a producer to start the design of the motherboard of this PowerPC Notebook.
To make it produced and designed near our needs your participation makes the difference.
For us it’s nice to help and promote small hardware/software producers that really like doing something for innovation and for the progress of our society.
The GNU/Linux PowerPC notebook project wants to group together passionate people like you. These people with their involvement will make the difference to produce and design a new open source PowerPC notebook.
This is already a concrete project in early stage of design; this notebook will go in production when we will have joined together a relatively small but strong community of enthusiasts.
The idea for this project was born from Roberto Innocenti (even if a producer was already thinking about it), and there are dozens of people who are working and pushing the project.
Below all the people that already have pushed our project and like to make public that information, this list will be updated frequently ( if we have forgot someone please contact us).
old Amiga which was my second computer and the reason of studying Computer
Science. I also own a PPC Mac Mini which runs Morphos. I’m helping this
project as a Spanish translator as I think a PPC notebook and Linux could
be a perfect combination but of course I would like to see other Operative
Systems running on it (AmigaOS and Morphos).
My undergrad/B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in USA. Am nearing completion of Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in USA. I’ve just completed a significant “capstone” project semester using two kinds of Arduinos and a linux pc implementing a “smarthome” lichting and ceiling fan control system using Zigbee wireless control signalling.
I have about 16 years experience in semiconductor/chip design, including 5 years integrating in Verilog Arm Soc chips and simulating them with functional test software written in C.
I’m a fan of Amiga computers, which are currently based on PowerPC architecture. I’ve been pondering how to get a ppc laptop for about a decade, and am happy to see such a project with more than one person involved.
I studied Computer Engineering at Drexel University to learn how to build computers and further my software skills.
Most of my career has been a combination of writing embedded software or designing embedded hardware. My designs have included various technologies including 80486, 68360, MPC860, PPC745, Stratix FPGA’s, various CPLDs, and several members of the STM32F family ranging from STM32F2 to STM32F7.
I currently work as a Hardware Design Engineer creating schematics and board layouts from customer requirements.
Although much of the things we do is somehow oriented by marketing and publicity, I believe it is important to offer people the right to run the software of their choice on the platform of their choice while protecting their essentials freedoms.
It is also as vital to have different platforms to work on.
Born and raised in South Dakota, USA. Hold a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Dakota State University and just started my Master’s of Applied Computer Science with a specialization in Cyber Security there as well in the summer of 2016. I’m a programmer at heart and have experience with multiple languages but do system administrator work for my full-time job for the time being.
Became a PPC fanatic after buying a G5 PowerMac right after the PPC -> Intel transition for Apple. It was disappointing at the time but the more I played around with and studied the unique PPC architecture, the more I fell in love with it. I then learned to run Debian and other Linux distributions on older PPC hardware. I’m just starting to immerse myself in the Amiga culture and look forward to purchasing an x5000 when they are available. I have my own PPC Linux blog over at http://powerofpowerpc.blogspot.com.
Since then, I’ve been growing my interest for computers. I started collecting old computers from friends, neighbors and family.
He has worked on the most used technologies for web, but he always keeps informed about news in the web.
He works primarily on the LAMP stack, but also squeezes the eye to Python/Django and Ruby/ROR.
GNU / Linux has been love at first sight, and since then it was never abandoned!
I’ve been always interested in the history of computing, exotic different hardware, and how it evolves, etc.
On the personal side, I love photography and music – I guess I love too many things to have time to all of them. And I miss the times when we had different processor platforms to choose from.
Over the years became a real PPC fanatic and uses PPC hardware daily.
Owns 12 computers at home on which 5 are PPC based.
Has experience demoing hardware and software and managing forums. Other interests: Pen and paper Roleplaying games, cooking and meat.