A lightweight GNU/Linux distribution for PowerPC!
CRUX PPC GNU/Linux Project
CRUX PPC is a port of CRUX for the Power Architecture® platform. It's a GNU system with a Linux kernel and it is known to run on Apple NewWorld (both 32 and 64bit) PowerPC, YDL Powerstation, Genesi PegasosII and EFIKA, ACube Sam440ep and Sam460ex, IBM Power Systems servers. CRUX PPC includes support for laptop-specific features, extended hardware support and server tools.
CRUX PPC is a volunteer driven non-profit project based on the releases of CRUX for x86. It contains software written by a lot of different people, each software comes with its own license, chosen by its author. Parts written by CRUX PPC Team are to intend as free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Unlike other distributions, the primary goal of CRUX is not to be the most popular (read: biggest number of users) or to put as many features as possible into the system. The idea is rather to build a streamlined distribution, targeted at a specific audience which in turn gets a system without compromises. The result may not be the best distribution for everybody, but as mentioned above, that's not the goal. If you're part of the target audience however, you might enjoy running CRUX just as much as we do.
Latest stable release [ppc][ppc64]:
- CRUX PPC 3.0 released!
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200
CRUX PPC 3.0 is now available. Toolchain ships with Graphite support (PPL backend) and also with LTO (Link Time Optimization).
CRUX PPC 3.0 is released as two different archives: 32bit and 64bit. The 32bit version is based on a single lib toolchain instead the 64bit one comes with a multilib toolchain. These two versions share the same ports tree.
See the download page!
- tools: new ilenia-3.5 and parthenope-0.93-2
Sat, 25 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200
This is a maintenance release, ilenia-3.5 containing fixes for issues found in the 3.4 release and parthenope-0.93-2 containing fixes to build with glibc-2.16.
- CRUX PPC 3.0 current beta status
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0100
CRUX PPC 3.0 repositories are going to be populated and anyway no more desktop support will be provided.
Please stay tuned and give us a feedback on CRUX PPC forum.
- OpenJDK and OpenOffice update available as pre-compiled too
Sun, 20 May 2012 00:00:00 +0200
CRUX PPC 2.7 ports and pre-compiled for the IcedTea Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) and OpenOffice suite are now updated. They are available for both ppc and ppc64.
Low end machines owners can update their own systems using these provided bin-ppc* packages saving precious time and computational costs.
- CRUX PPC GNU/Linux project discontinued
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0100
Due a lack of active developers, modern hardware, funds and resources after nearly ten years we are sadly going to suspend the CRUX PPC GNU/Linux project. It's not a full switch off but future updates 'll be discontinued and, anyway, not ensured.