Terra Soft Solutions will be announcing a new home version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PowerMac at MACWORLD. Yellow Dog is one of the main Macintosh distributions of Linux, and Terra Soft is aiming their new Gone Home version at the home user. According to Terra Soft:
Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., developers of Yellow Dog Linux for PowerPC computers, will offer a preview of some of the technologies which make up Yellow Dog Linux "Gone Home", the much anticipated release for the home user and small business owner.
"We've been working on Gone Home for over six months and have some wonderful, new technologies we'd like to showoff. We're not going to let all of the surprises out of the bag, but come by our booth to see a little of what we've been up to," Stephen Edie, Software Engineer at Terra Soft remarks (grin not well concealed).
Gone Home will place emphasis on ease of installation, use, and productivity. The new installer which Terra Soft is currently developing will be fully graphical and mouse driven. Terra Soft has selected the K Desktop Environment (KDE) as the default desktop interface for Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home. KDE provides an integrated, intuitive, and easy to use GUI which is critically important for a desktop version of Linux. Gone Home will be offered as a stand-alone product, bundled with Loki games and/or home-office applications.
Visit the Yellow Dog Linux booth #2046 at MacWorld 2000, San Francisco, January 5-8.