In the morning of October 25th I presented our project to the students participating at Milan’s LinuxDay, while during the afternoon I repeated my speech in front of everybody else. The presentation was so popular that there were more people than seats and a few had to stand to attend my speech.
The aim was to explain what PowerPC is and to show how Free Software is not bound to a particular CPU architecture. The slides used during the presentation were written for everybody, even for people who know nothing about PowerPC.
Below two pictures taken during and after the presentation.
Linux Day 2014 Open Source PowerPC notebook presentation
At LinuxDay in Milan this 25th October I (Roberto Innocenti) will present the project “Open Source Linux PowerPC notebook” and I want to join together passionate peoples that want a new open source PowerPC notebook.
In the presentation I will give some more details about the projects, my interest is to build up a small but vigorous community of enthusiasts.
The last powerpc notebook was produced from Apple at the end of 2005 with a powerpc Freescale cpu MPC447A
Freescale roadmap year 2004 thanks to Appleinsider.com
In the august 2004 Freescale was planning a new powerful powerpc 64bit/32bit processor for new Apple powerpc notebooks, and in fact Freescale have continued in its plans, although not exactlyaspredictedin 2004 ; anyway from 2005 to nowadays Freescale have produced many 64bit/32 bit powerpc multi-core, multi tread processors.
Freescale now produce many type of multi-core, multi-tread ( some with an enhanced AltiVec technology) PowerPC 64bit processors, below the actual models that have 28nm building process and they have in the roadmap 18nm new PowerPC processors before 2016 .There was false rumors about a possible discontinued PowerPC in favor of ARM architecture; Freescale engineers and the linked documents confirm the Freescale invest strongly in PowerPC processors.Continue reading →