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Suggestions / Re: Display?
« on: January 23, 2016, 04:10:00 PM »
What are the advantage of a CRT display?
I like old school, 4:3 if I have a choice. But the aspect ratio isn't that important for me

PoPCorn, I like a lot.

Also is coming in my mind:

- PPClib64 (PowerPC, Liberty, 64bit), short and sounds good
- PPCnux64 (PowerPC, Linux, 64bit), sounds also good, but sounds more like a distro
- Lipon64 (Linux, Power, open source, notebook, 64bit)

Suggestions / Re: GPU specs
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:02:59 PM »
New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5

General Discussion / Re: Links
« on: January 16, 2016, 12:11:44 AM »
My collection of links:

Maybe some outdated. AFAIK, the libraries and Applications are already AltiVec optimized.

AltiVec page of Holger Bettag aka hobold

Ars Testbench 2.0

AltiVec page of Konstantinos Margaritis

AltiVec tutorial from Ian Ollman

AltiVec tutorial from IBM

macstl for MacOS X (maybe the developer is interested in a Linux version?)

Mac Linux page

NXP AltiVec page

Mentor AltiVec Library

FFT Library

Apples AltiVec page

Eigen Library

SIMD-accelerated libjpeg-compatible JPEG codec library

SSE to AltiVec migration!/wiki/W51a7ffcf4dfd_4b40_9d82_446ebc23c550/page/Intel%20SSE%20to%20PowerPC%20AltiVec%20migration





LAME encoder





Mac PowerPC pages

PowerPC centre

G5 related

Graphics Environment for Multimedia


Ogg Vorbis decoder

Fast Artificial Neural Network Library

There is also a "VFANN (Vector Fast Artificial Neural Netwoks)"

VSIPL (Vector, Signal, and Image Processing Library)

Linux MintPPC

Everything about old Macs and about Linux also

Edit 2:

I don't like Flash

Suggestions / Re: Keyboard backlight
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:12:03 AM »
Very nice to have, but not a must.

Suggestions / Re: Display?
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:11:20 AM »
I would prefer DisplayPort, because it's the most modern connector, second place HDMI.

Don't hit me, just a opinion :-)

Suggestions / Re: MagSafe power adapter connector
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:30:17 AM »
I think the PowerPC notebook will have a very long battery life ;-)
So the MagSafe connector would be nice to have but not a must have :-)
Is the price the same as a ordinary connector?

Suggestions / Re: Switch to non upgreadable RAM, SDD and GPU
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:11:55 AM »
I would like to see a upgradable notebook.
If it's easier / cheaper to build non-upgradable is also okay.

For the first PowerPC notebook, the focus should be on the price.

Suggestions / Re: GPU specs
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:09:27 AM »
I would prefer M370X, TDP <50W
For nVidia GTX 850M, TDP <50W

I don't know if a MXM version is available. Besides the driver problem, I prefer ATi.

Here is a benchmark table of notebook graphic cards:

news from the team / Re: New specifications and development status
« on: January 14, 2016, 11:51:42 PM »
The e6500 core (T2080 / T4080) is a good choice.
But after the deal with NXP, I am not confident, if NXP will stick with future development of the PowerPC. I'm hoping it.

On the other hand, a POWER8 (or a striped down version of it) would be also a good choice, maybe a better one (for future notebooks). A 12-core POWER8 has a TDP of 190W at 3.1GHz. A 4-core 2.5GHz POWER8 should fit in a notebook, maybe?

Okay, a POWER8 is too expensive and the temperature is maybe also too high.

But for example, a striped down version of the POWER6 (POWER6UL) was in IBMs drawer.

This was only a thought, don't hit me, please.
DDR3 and USB3 is also a good choice. Maybe Thunderbolt is also possible?
Because of such possibilities: :-)

The notebook should be as small as possible. My personal preference.
The case should designed in a way that the MXM, SSD or RAM is easy to change / upgrade.

About the MXM graphic card. My personal preference is ATi.

About nVidia and Linux PowerPC driver:
nVidia has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation:

Maybe in the future we will get good Linux drivers from nVidia?
Maybe it does make sense to join the OPF as well? As "PowerPC-Notebook project"?

This all are only thoughts. Input are welcome :-)

Edit: Ah, also has Genesi plans for a PowerPC device. Maybe it does make sense to do a collaboration with Genesi? It's because we are only a few PowerPC enthusiastic, we should all stay together.

I will also contact a few PowerPC fans, maybe they would like to join the team.

Introduction / Carlos
« on: January 14, 2016, 11:39:48 PM »
Ciao, I'm Karl from germany.

I'm not a hardware designer nor a software designer.
I like PowerPC a lot, because it isn't Intel (x86) because I believe in choice ;-)

I could translate from english to german. And my strength are, how to say in english ... I can ask silly questions to take other people's mind to other / new thoughts.

I have also PowerPC hardware, Apple Pismo, Apple Cube, and I have had a Apple Quad G5 :-)
And also have 68k Macs as well, e. g. Quadra 840AV :-D

That's all I have to say :-)

Edit: And I'm very good in finding things

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