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Old 11-20-2003, 11:04 AM   #1
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When I had a Apple Wallstreet (G3 292MHz, if I remember correctly) I used Debian PPC. It worked very well for me, but others swear by Yellowdog Linux.

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Old 11-20-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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GENTOO!
 
Old 11-21-2003, 06:59 AM   #3
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This is the weirdest thing. Where did the original post go? My post here looks like it's the first in the thread, but I was replying to a post by JamesM - as you can see in the subject listing. Very weird.

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Old 11-21-2003, 07:04 AM   #4
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Hmmmmm, my original post has vanished into the ether! Thanks for the suggestions though

cheers

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Old 11-21-2003, 10:43 AM   #5
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GENTOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:46 AM   #6
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yes bling bling, gentoo indeed....
 
Old 11-21-2003, 12:33 PM   #7
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OK, now you've done it! It's religious war:

DEBIAN!

(but I have to admit - I'm doing a stage 1 Gentoo install on my desktop right now, I've heard too much about it to ignore it)

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Old 11-21-2003, 02:00 PM   #8
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debian is for losers with 7 blank cd's
 
Old 11-21-2003, 02:17 PM   #9
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YellowDog works for me.

Please excuse me if you get this post twice, quick reply didn't seem to work, so now I'm using regular reply.
 
Old 11-22-2003, 05:34 AM   #10
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GENTOO
(If you see anything similar is purely coincidence)
 
Old 11-24-2003, 08:51 AM   #11
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I say stick with DEBIAN!
Gentoo is for losers with like 5 gigs of ram who don't mind waiting hours and hours for programs to compile. Debian is for lazy people like you and me who just want programs to be installed quick & dirty.

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debian is for losers with 7 blank cd's
Uh-uh, Debian can be installed quite easily with nothing but a floppy and an internet connection.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:42 AM   #12
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Gentoo is for losers with like 5 gigs of ram who don't mind waiting hours and hours for programs to compile. Debian is for lazy people like you and me who just want programs to be installed quick & dirty.
How do you know he is like you, maybe he wants to be a loser like me and stick with gentoo
 
Old 11-24-2003, 10:12 AM   #13
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Glad to see there's more than one best powerpc distro! BTW, I got my claws on the ibook this weekend. It has the new OS (10.3) and there seems to be some kind of unix (but not linux, I think) built in. Anyone know about this? You can open a terminal and it takes all the usual commands. It was unexpected, and not documented in any of the paperwork that came in the box.

Also, I forgot how polished macs are and intiutive to use - whatever you need to do, it's possible to see how it might be done without refering to manuals or help. It's beautiful but kind of cold and clinical compared to the get-your-hands-dirty-in-the-code mentality of linux

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Old 11-24-2003, 10:44 AM   #14
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Yeah Macs use Darwin, which is Apple's flavor of Unix. Its based off freebsd.
 
  


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