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Half_Elf 07-21-2002 04:04 AM

Linux for MAC (ppc)
 
I have a friend who has a mac computer (a G4, these mac are so NIIIIICE, really better quality than PC) and he want to try Linux on it.
I first think of SUSE, but look like Suse stop supporting PPC architecture, so I can't find a Suse ISO for PPC.
I searched, and I found only few distrib supporting ppc. Since my friend isn't an hacker, I want to give him an easy distribution (so not gentoo or Debian) but I dont like Mandrake. Red Hat should be just nice, but they stop supporting ppc. I found "Yellow Dog" distrib, it seems to be a "red hat like" distrib for ppc, so I will probably download this one.
Is it a good choice? Any people tried it before and can tell me advice?

lynch 07-21-2002 05:20 AM

SuSE still has the PPC version,they just dont provide free ISO downloads anymore.
My mac experience ended about 5 years ago so I may not be the best person to answer this,but,it's my understanding that, the reason most Macs have have come down in price is because they started using most of the same hardware thats standard in PCs.Atapi/IDE instead of scsi,for example.I'm not bashing Macs here,I liked my old SEII but I kept nodding off waiting for that powerful 8MHz cpu to catch up with my mouse clicks.Loved using HyperTalk,:D
lynch

trickykid 07-21-2002 12:37 PM

Re: Linux for MAC (ppc)
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Half_Elf
I found "Yellow Dog" distrib, it seems to be a "red hat like" distrib for ppc, so I will probably download this one.
Is it a good choice? Any people tried it before and can tell me advice?

From what I have seen, Yellow Dog is probably one of the more popular distros for Mac's running Linux.

jamaso 07-21-2002 07:45 PM

sorry ,i was passing by and i wanted to ask a more general question ,related to this same subject (linux on mac) . (1) how difficult is it to port linux programs to an apple computer ?(2) why two great microsoft "enemies" never worked out a way to have a more substantial support cooperation ?

c0rk3y 07-24-2002 04:52 PM

mAC On Linux
 
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And the support is building. Especially with MAC OS X gaining popularity. My girlfriend is a MAC addict and i convinced her to try linux out. She preffered Yellow Dog Linux out of Mandrake and Suse. The people at YDL are real hardcore mac hardware and linux users. Nice growing community they have. Soon i will be trying this as I will be getting the powerbook (hopefully if things work out)

profolio 09-09-2006 08:55 AM

Linux on Mac
 
Being fairly new to Linux but a real longtime Mac user, I really also would tend to lean towards YDL for support and know how, especially if you use your comp. for work. I have to admit though that I was really impressed when I booted Kubuntu (live) on my G4 Mac Mini. I think it shows real promise but I don't think it's PPC ready for primetime.

jacook 09-10-2006 10:10 AM

Hey Half elf,

You might want to check out these links:

http://www.livecdlist.com/?pick=Linu...All&sort=&sm=1, http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html

that should give you a starting point,

Jake

Half_Elf 09-10-2006 08:37 PM

Just wondering, why are you guys replying to messages that are FOUR YEARS OLD? I posted this in 2002, check the date.

Randux 09-20-2006 04:37 PM

I guess if you're still here and still reading answers to your question that's the reason why they're replying :p

Randux 09-20-2006 04:39 PM

Anyone get a distro running on old mac hardware like the 3400 lappies?


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