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Suggestions / Re: Keyboard backlight
« on: April 11, 2016, 12:43:01 AM »
Yes! I'd strongly prefer a backlit keyboard.

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Suggestions / Re: Display?
« on: April 11, 2016, 12:42:13 AM »
I think 13"+and at least 1440x960 would be good, and I strongly prefer matte display.  I fact I'd even go so far that a glossy display would be a deal-breaker for me. Maybe both options could be offered, glossy and matte?


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Hi,

this is a nice project I only learned about today  :)

But Debian powerpc seems like a good starting point - it has (very) good support from the community - for the moment.

I'd like to chime in that both, powerpc and ppc64el are currently Debian release architectures, and considering that powerpc is big-endian (I don't know whether this is switchable, but at least the Debian port is for the  big endian variant), and ppc64el is low endian, there may be less issues with software ported from x86 to ppc64el. Also as a Debian Maintainer in the process to become a full Debian developer I'm more excited about a notebook running ppc64 to do my packaging work, because for testing packages on powerpc I already have an old G4 Powerbook ;)

Yes a video player is a must i think, There are still source code from the last version of VLC for PPC around somewhere if anyone is upp for the task? But if someone have any better ideas for a better video player.

VLC builds on both, powerpc and ppc64el: https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=vlc&suite=sid

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