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    Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

    Thanks - nice to hear another success story.
    Posted 06-05-2015 at 09:29 PM by wagscat123 wagscat123 is online now
    Updated 06-05-2015 at 09:30 PM by wagscat123
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    Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

    I used to run Debian on a G4 iBook, and it ran nicely with a full XFCE desktop. It's a bit lighter and snappier than other distros, but I haven't tried Jessie on the ibook since it bit the dust not too long ago. Hope your experiences continue to be as good as mine were on this hardware.
    Posted 06-04-2015 at 10:34 PM by goumba goumba is offline
    Updated 06-04-2015 at 10:36 PM by goumba
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    Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

    Unity is slick and easy to use if you manually restore your privacy, just it takes a fairly powerful machine to run decently. Even 12.04, a few years of bloat ago, runs moderately sluggishly on my 2005 Dell.
    Posted 05-28-2015 at 03:39 PM by wagscat123 wagscat123 is online now
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    Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

    That's been my experience, too. I had to try to revive an old (2003) machine recently when Ubuntu dropped support for my graphics hardware. So I tried installing Debian as a shot in the dark, so to speak. I use the gnome classic desktop. Now the machine is mostly running OK and serves as a back up to my main linux box. I do have to admit that after running Debian a while, I am beginning to wonder what Ubuntu really brings to the table, since I don't use Unity.
    Posted 05-28-2015 at 09:23 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

    Debian's not my main distro, but it does great filling in the cracks where openSUSE and Mint don't go.
    Posted 05-28-2015 at 09:10 AM by wagscat123 wagscat123 is online now
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    Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

    Another good data point in favor of Debian. Good post!
    Posted 05-27-2015 at 12:46 PM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Christmas Computer

    I was doing a lot of virtualization... it didn't virtualize modern distros too well. However, it is pretty good at normal computing. I still keep it as a backup and for its parallel port
    Posted 01-15-2012 at 08:39 PM by wagscat123 wagscat123 is online now
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    Christmas Computer

    Your old machine's spec doesn't sound too bad to me! I'm sure with something like antiX installed on it, it'd be blazingly fast!
    Posted 01-07-2012 at 02:58 AM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    Chain of Fools Coming Soon

    Forgot to say... I will post screenshots and reports. I am considering doing this with Fedora also.
    Posted 09-30-2011 at 03:51 PM by wagscat123 wagscat123 is online now

  



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