Originally posted by Mankind75
I have an iMac indigo (500 Mhz) and I am planning to give one of the PowerPC distributions a try. Is it fine to download the ISO images and to hold down 'c' during bootup to install these as you do on a Mac? (heard something about new world firmware and bootstraps etc.)
Also what about unmounting CD-Roms in Linux, the iMac doesn't come with an eject button, are CDs thrown out when I do umount /mnt/cdrom (or similar)? Also do things like 'control-click' work to bring up context menus? And which distro would you recommend? (Mandrake, YellowDog, Debian etc.?) Quite a lot of questions running through my head..
I'd love to answer your questions, but I have never really dealt with an iMac. What I would do if I were you is type "iMac Linux Install Tutorial" at google. I'm sure it will give you a ton of results and probably somewhere an iMac Linux forum that can better answer some of your questions.
This is probably going to be a good resource for you. As far as which distro you want to use, it's preference. I like Fedora, but some think it's slow. Whatever distro you choose make sure it has a solid community since this is your first run with it you will need support.
How do I know if it has a good community?
Most distros have a forum link on their site, so check it out. Look at the response times to issues/problems, and then compare with forums at other distros. I believe that will give you some inclination as to how good the community is!