These pages include obsolete information. We keep these pages for users of older versions of YDL.
All products on the hardware list
are already EOL.
The Life Cycle of the Yellow Dog®
In the following we share with you an introduction to the life cycle of Yellow Dog Linux as it relates
to existing computers, new models, and how you as an end-user can remain in-the-know, your computer
updated and supported.
Make Certain your Hardware is Supported
Always visit the hardware pages before downloading
Yellow Dog Linux. On these pages are specific details relating to each model of computer supported by
the most current, shipping version of Yellow Dog Linux. And sometimes, there are little things that
can become big problems if not addressed up front.
Review the Technical Advisories
Best to review the Technical Advisories before
Once you have determined that your computer is supported to the level you desire, you download Yellow
Dog Linux via the public mirrors.
Follow the Guide to Installation for your
specific hardware and version of Yellow Dog Linux. If you get stuck, both Free and Fee based installation
support are available to you.
Configure your personal desktop, applications,
Want to learn HOWTO?
Review the HOWTOs for additional configurations,
adaptations, and rather unique solutions as prepared by the Fixstars Staff and YDL users just like
While Linux just runs, and runs, ... and keeps on running, it is nice to know you have the
most current, fastest, secure software installed. Update
your entire installation or just individual applications.
Join a Mailing List or Forum
Join the YDL mailing lists or YDL Board to ask
questions, share your experience, and to learn from other YDL users.