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Old 09-27-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Best and easiest to use distro for PPC Mac

I installed the PPC version of Ubuntu 10.04 on my G4 tower. It worked great until I found out that there are some serious bugs with this version. I cannot mount CD's/DVD's for one thing so now I am looking for another distro that is as straight forward as the PPC version of Ubuntu to install and use.

Right now, I cloned my backup of OS X back to my G4 until I get further guidance on where to go from here.
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I know that at least Debian and Arch Linux have PowerPC-ports.
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No one can really answer questions about "best" and "easiest". That's really for you to decide, not us. Try some live-cd's and decide for yourself. I've used Debian testing for many years and am very happy with it but that's me, not you.
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Thanks jdkaye!

I was just thinking that when I sell my G4, I can put OS 10 on it or Linux. If I put Linux, I want to put something on that involves just putting in a CD restarting and let things unfold as they should. If the person buying my G4 has any problems, they can just go back to the CD if that makes any sense.

I wonder if Xubuntu has any issues being installed on a PPC G4 Mac.
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Have a look at Yellow Dog Linux: that's only for the PPC architecture, so they should have got it right. Fedora / Red Hat has also supported PPC since before Ubuntu ever existed.


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