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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 10-08-2003, 05:14 AM   #1
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iBook G3


Hi, I'm considering buying an Apple iBook because I've always wanted one but never actually got round to buying one. I was wondering if Linux is easily configurable with Apple iBooks. I am lead to believe that Apple's OS is build on a Unix/Linux platform but I'm not 100% sure on this. Apple's OS is pretty good looking but I prefer sticking with Linux.

Thanks, Heartagram.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi, I'm a complete beginner at Linux but I wanted to pass along this link yellow dog linux store where you can buy a new ibook with Yellow Dog Linux already installed.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 03:31 AM   #3
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I believe most or all iBooks run Linux PPC well. I ran Debian PPC on a G3 Powerbook (Wallstreet model with 192MB RAM and 292MHz CPU) and it worked fine but there is one *huge* annoyance I have with Apple's laptop computers: One mousebutton. One. Not even two but one. Imagine running X with only one mousebutton - it's not fun at all. This is my pet peeve with these otherwise fine machines.

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Old 10-10-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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Can you not get a two button external mouse for it? I can imagine it being higly annoying!
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:31 PM   #5
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I understand that a normal usb mouse will work perfectly well with Apples.
 
  


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