About the PPCMLA!
The PowerPC MLA is dedicated to rescuing
PowerPC-based Macs from the ravages of negligence, abandonment, and
maltreatment at the hands of users who do not recognize the value or
potential of the PowerPC Macintosh platform. Formed out of the 68k MLA at the end
of 2006, the PPC MLA came into existence just as the last production
run of PowerPC Macs was coming to an end. With goals similar to those
of the 68k MLA (our comrades in arms), the PPC MLA seeks to restore and
put to use PowerPC Macs that would otherwise be considered obsolete.
In short (very short), the PowerPC MLA is a loose
confederation of individuals, Mac enthusiasts all, who don't believe
that PowerPC Macs have outlived their usefulness. There are no entrance
requirements to be a member of this group beyond holding an affinity
for PowerPC Macs.
Why PowerPC? Aren't Intel Macs faster?
Sure, Intel Macs are faster. And, yes, it's true
that no PowerPC Mac will ever again be the fastest personal computer on
the planet. But the PowerPC processor is still a fine architecture for
many uses. PowerPC Macs have a certain quality that Intel Macs will
never have. And for those of us who Think Different, the PowerPC is
where it's at!
What about the 68kMLA? Are you the same people?
While it's true that many of our users are
members of both communities, the PPCMLA and 68kMLA are not officially
associated. That being said, we encourage PPCMLA users to read the 68kMLA FAQ
and follow those guidelines when liberating PowerPC Macs. And while
you're doing that, join
the 68kMLA, too!
What is a "liberation?"
A "liberation" is any PowerPC Mac, compatible
software disk, or peripheral rescued from obsolecence, the junk heap,
or certain death at the hands of the enemy. Liberations commonly occur
on the curbside the night before trash collection, in the closet at
work, and in dark alleys behind the local educational establishment. To
fully qualify as a liberation, no cash may change hands and the item
liberated must have been diverted from destruction.
What is a "recruit?"
In contrast with liberations, "recruits" are any
PowerPC Macs obtained through other means including as gifts from loved
ones and purchases.
So just who are you all, anyway?
The PPCMLA was founded by alk
of 68kMLA and AppleFritter fame. Most of the other soldiers are also
members of the 68kMLA or AppleFritter among other online Macintosh
How do I join?
Just sign up for the forum!
Who's in charge here?
If you have any complaints, it's best to send them to
email@example.com. Otherwise, questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vive le PowerPC!