Friday, November 14, 2014

Some Hardware News

A couple of things that I've come across lately that I have felt obliged to share with you.  The first is that an individual by the name of Robert Innocenti has embarked on a new project to develop new portable PowerPC hardware that would utilize some of Freescale's newer lineup of 32/64-bit PPC CPUs.  Much more information can be found on the website.  If you are even remotely interested in assisting in some way or another, I encourage you to do so.  For a project of this scale, it requires participation from people with varying skills and abilities. I wish him and the team the best at bringing this to fruition.
In other PowerPC hardware related news, somebody has found another way to make G5 PowerMacs (and as a result earlier model Mac Pro's) useful.  Well, I think it is much less useful than what those machines are still capable of today still, but I still commend him for the effort.  I have to admit, the recycled furniture does look pretty cool, although I'd much rather load the machine up with a Linux distro and tinker with upgrades and various PCI card add-ons.

Never thought there would be so much news about PPC hardware in this day and age.  But there you have it.   If you have suggestions or questions I could answer in future blog posts, please let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email! I'm currently trying to get the trackpad working on my new 1400CS in order to complete my blog post regarding the new hardware and its specifications.