Yellow Dog Linux

This is the 1st post on Yellow Dog Linux – the operating system that i will be using on my Playstation 3. In this 1st post, let me paste some infos on Yellow Dog Linux. There’s more info from fixstars web site.

What is Yellow Dog Linux?
An open source, Linux operating system for home, office, server, and cluster users. Built upon the RHEL/CentOS core, Terra Soft and now Fixstars has since the spring of 1999 developed and maintained YDL for the Power architecture family of CPUs. This focus and dedication has lead to the world’s leading Linux for the Power architecture.

What is included?
Yellow Dog Linux combines a no non-sense graphical installer with support for a wide range of Power hardware, leading (but not bleeding) edge kernels and stable, functional compilers for code development. And of course, the foundation applications and servers expected for web, database, email, and network services. Greater than 2000 packages are included on the Install DVD.
A history of dedication and innovation.
YDL v6.1 brings to close a decade of support for the Power architecture by Terra Soft while introducing Fixstars’ first release. What’s more, YDL v6.1 expands support for Cell development with the introduction of the IBM Cell SDK v3.1, Barcelona Superscalar, and a suite of updated developer tools while maintaining the E17 desktop for a rich, dynamic, and powerful end user experience.
Fun Follows Function

Simplify your home theater.
Work by day, entertainment by night, the PS3 with Yellow Dog Linux provides a complete home office and entertainment system. Discard your old CD changer and DVD player and install the PLAYSTATION(R)3 instead. With HDMI or Component + Optical, your home theater will provide a stunning visual and audio experience. At 1080i/p and with support for DTS 5.1 surround, it really is worth waiting for the blockbusters to come out on DVD.

Capture everything.
With either the PS3’s GameOS or Yellow Dog Linux, you may rapidly capture your photos from most digital, USB cameras. Use ‘gthumb’ provided with Yellow Dog Linux to easily, quickly preview photos, organize into albums and folders, and give slide shows from your latest adventures.

Make it real.
The whitepaper must be ready for the engineering meeting. The English 203 critical review is due tomorrow morning! The Google map to the new restaurant needs to be printed. You’ve got YDL on your PS3!

Attach most any USB or ethernet printer (HP and Epson are Linux friendly) and print MS Office compatible documents, spreadsheets, even presentations.

Fun Follows Function Webmercial.

View our “Fun Follows Function” webmercial showcases the diverse functions of the PLAYSTATION(R)3, as a game box and home computer. Makes doing homework a little more … fun.


Enlightenment is simply put, beautiful. Not too heavy on the eye candy. Nor too light on ergonomics and function, Enlightenment is a blend of speed, efficiency, and end-user pleasure. Enlightenment provides an advanced end-user experience through the Enlightenment Window Manager and the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.

Complete customization.
E is the desktop that the others aspire to be, offering a level of comfort and efficiency like none other. From unique animated login screens and desktops to the familiar keyboard and mouse bindings, E is simultaneously surprising and familiar.

More desktops than necessary.
E supports up to 144 desktops with cross-desktop application drag-n-drop and desktop sliding for a multiplicity of desktop power.

Responsive to change.
When configuring the Application Launcher bar, changes take effect immediately–even when you just edit a file by hand.

Easy and safe desktop restart.
If something goes wrong with E17, it catches its own crash and gives the option to restart, meaning you don’t lose your apps nor open files and the system reloads just as it was. In fact, you can elect to “Restart Enlightenment” when ever you choose, just to tidy up a bit or to validate changes made to your desktop environment.

Less power. More POWER!
Enlightenment E17 is less resource hungry and faster than KDE and Gnome. A great deal of effort is spent reducing the CPU resource consumption. This is perfectly matched to the PS3 which has just 256MB RAM.

Quickly installed, easily managed Modules
The Module extensions to E may provide something as simple as an analog or digital clock for the E Shelf, or as profound as a spring rain across your desktop. The default Epplets include: Alarm, Battery, Clock, CPU & CPUFreq, Deskshow (an app switching utility), Mail notification, Memory usage, Moon phases, Net and WLAN usage, desktop Pager, Rain & Snow, Screenshot, Slideshow, Temperature, Uptime, Weather, and Window Selector.

A quick history …
The Enlightenment Window Manager (DR16) was first released in 1997 by Carsten “Rasterman” Haitzler, revolutionizing the face of desktops for UNIX, Linux, and beyond. Featuring a more graphically stimulating enviroment than previously seen on a conventional desktop, Enlightenment is often emulated as it drives graphical appeal on desktops everywhere.

E17 (DR17) is the next-generation window manager for Enlightenment. It does not use any advanced X extensions central to some new X servers as it strives to be backwards compatible to all X servers, even on older hardware. E17 is designed to function on small, limited processing power devices as well as the most powerful of modern systems. Neither is E17 the leanest nor fastest window manager, instead striving to maintain a balance between speed, footprint, and interface elegance.
Through the development of the DR17 Desktop Shell (E17), the Enlightenment development team headed by Carsten “Rasterman” Haitzler, has created an entirely new set of libraries and tools which provide more power and flexibility than any other group of graphical libraries available. Collectively these are referred to as The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. It is the goal of the developers to offer libraries that are extremely easy to use and optimized, saving development time and effort while improving the end-user experience with a powerful thematic, integrated interface. The end result is an incredible, growing suite of tools and applications.

2 responses to “Yellow Dog Linux

  1. I dont know if any one will see but screen is way to small to read very well, and when I go into text mode to change the screen Ill try to use the command and it tell me command not found, how do I get the command to work ?

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