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Misc / Email problem
« on: June 15, 2021, 12:55:22 PM »
Until Today forum email doesn't works, so now we have fixed the configuration, so now it works. Sorry for the inconvenience.

In October 2020, we've started to ask the community to suggest names for our motherboard. The suggestions were collected from our powerprogress forum and even from Twitter. We voted internally on these names to pick the best candidates for a public vote. So now you can vote on your favourite names!
Our desire is to collect around 1000 votes before decide the final name on the PCB.

References of the names:

TychePresiding tutelary deity governing the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny
Sam2080Suggested from ACube
BellatrixIt's the third brightest star of the constellation Orion (x86, ARM... Power is _the_ third architecture, isn't it?). The name also means "female warrior", because you have to have some Am*ga references... :P
OliphantThe antique signaling horn, used by heroes like Roland and Charlemagne, thus conceiving the concept of exotic which gives a strong signal
Debbie"Introduced on July 23, 1985, during a star-studded gala featuring Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry held at the Vivian Beaumont Theater[10] at Lincoln Center in New York City Debian
FarStarA space ship imagined by Asimov in its book "Foundation’s Edge", a "gravitic" ship with a sophisticated computer interface for controlling its movements through space that responds to the driver's thoughts
DurandalThe mythical sword of Roland/Orlando, conveices the expession of myth and power, but also the difficulty of our project with PPC. Furthermore the name assonates with several wors. "Dur", "Durare" (=to last in Italian), "Duro" =(hard, hard to beat, resilient)
Lillymy catty dog, do you remember Jay Miner dog on Amiga1000?  Also it's a girl name as the Amiga custom chips.
VelouriaA song from The Pixies. Amiga boards have B52's song titles as names. Also it's a girl name as the Amiga custom chips. Song meaning:
OvertureIt’s commonly a term used in symphonies, so it really gives a feel of power and elegance, which are potential benefits of this project. It even gives you a whole registry of follow-up terms centered around music, if subsequent models are produced

The VOTE is moved here

news from the team / Dummy board being finalized
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:16:29 PM »
It is with great joy that we present you the first tangible result after years of spending time on planning, ideas, projects and schematics. Below you see pictures of the dummy board, a non-working prototype that was printed with a two-layers PCB that was paid thanks to the ongoing donation campaign.

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Notebook chassis / Slimbook Eclipse Notebook Chasis is the selected
« on: June 06, 2021, 02:12:00 PM »

At the end of September 2019 Slimbook agreed with us to provide the notebook body without motherboard.

An April 2021 update regarding our Notebook Prototypes inform that:
Slimbook support and time was kindly offered for free. Besides that support, we have received two Slimbook Eclipse enclosures to continue our tests. This will make possible to assemble three prototypes of our PPC Notebook. Again, they did it for free. We have no words.

In the next few days the engineer taking care of the motherboard design will concentrate on the PCB, as the Electrical Schematics are now stable enough.

Thanks to the donations already received, the work on the  PCB design ( done with Mentor pads ) can move forward and we estimate it could be completed by September 2020

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One of the reasons forcing us to speed up the planned activities, is linked to the availability of the Slimbook model Eclipse that will not last forever ... read more...

Debian 10 - Updated installation images for Debian Ports 2019-11-22 from our new forum

news from the team / ArcticFox 27.9.18 - Debian package (ppc32)
« on: January 06, 2020, 09:48:37 PM »
ArcticFox 27.9.18 - Debian package (ppc32) vread more from our new forum

news from the team / PCB for a Happy New Year!
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:32:43 PM »
Orcad Source Schematics Published

At the end of August of 2019 we published the first version of the schematics in pdf format. Then, in October we uploaded the second version and after that the 13th of November we released the Orcad source, accomplishing what we promised.

news from the team / Our Open Hardware culture around the cities – videos
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:31:05 PM »
Video of the Presentation at Vicenza Linux User Group  – Vicenza – Italy – 26th November 2019
Presented by Roberto Innocenti  from Power Progress Community ( our assocation) and Enrico Vidale from Acube Systems

news from the team / European Presentations – Autumn 2019
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:28:50 PM »
Guillermo is updating about our project on 25h October 2019 at GNU/Linux Valencia Group

For the second time we were giving a talk to the GNU/Linux Valencia Group, a local Linux group located in the city of Valencia, Spain, which is doing a great job promoting Linux and open source in general. Guillermo gave a brief explanation of the project from the[...]


news from the team / The PCB design Donation Campaign has started!
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:24:31 PM »
This long awaited campaign finally begins!

Few days ago we announced that Slimbook will provide the enclosure we need for our Open Hardware PowerPC notebook. In addition to that, we have published in our repository the pdf containing the new version of the schematics. Further updates will


news from the team / Slimbook to provide the notebook chassis
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:27:43 PM »
One of the main points when you are designing a laptop is the relationship between the motherboard and the enclosure. It is not a good idea to design the motherboard if you don’t have the chassis. At the same time, the enclosure has to take into account how the motherboard will be.


Could you describe exactly what you are referring to?  :)
If you can say, will there be any options to move ports around with daughter boards, or the like?

news from the team / C-Media supports our Open Source PowerPC design
« on: August 06, 2019, 12:27:20 AM »
We announce the cooperation with C-Media. Who is C-Media? C-Media is a global leading audio IC/software solution provider.


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