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Old 11-03-2014, 01:12 AM   #16
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You might get debian to run with a minimal install, basically a console. You can browse the internet with links, lynx or links2, with gpm & a few other things.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 01:19 AM   #17
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You might get debian to run with a minimal install, basically a console. You can browse the internet with links, lynx or links2, with gpm & a few other things.
thak you i'll try that I'm going to be off line for awhile my wife needs the phone and then I'm going to try some of the suggestions from this thread. thanks agin
 
Old 11-03-2014, 01:23 AM   #18
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I may be absent for the thread for a few days trying to download and work with all the suggestions. you guys are great thank you
 
Old 11-03-2014, 03:54 AM   #19
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the hdd is 4 gig.as far as I can tell it's showing 64meg ram.I've never had a mac I picked up this one for $30 just for a play machine I've never tried Linux so I can maybe get a general feel for macs and Linux...
I fear you have probably wasted $30. A G3 iMac will give you a general feel for Macs in the 1990s. Macs have changed completely since then. They use a different processor architecture (if you don't know what what means, a very rough analogy is modern Macs use Metric measurements), what you have uses Imperial measurements), and the operating system that Macs use was changed entirely around 2002ish and has been through about ten significant evolutionary steps since then.
Buying a G3 iMac to get a general feel for Linux is... I can't even think of a rough analogy. It's... a mistake.


A G3 iMac is a machine that is of value to people who see it and think 'Oh cool a G3 iMac. Oh and it's one of the original Bondai Blues with the tray loading optical drive and no Firewire port. If you are not one of those people it's probably no more value to you than a large, heavy, translucent plastic paperweight.

I realise this is all pretty negative but you describe yourself as a 'newbie without a clue' and I'm trying to do what they refer to in some circles as setting customer expectations to a realistic level. If you want to try and get Linux on it then by all means go for it. If you succeed, brilliant, you will have achieved something that most people wouldn't even bother to try. Just understand that you are dabbling in a very niche area.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 08:49 AM   #20
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i would normally say try DSL
BUT
Damn Small Linux nor Puppy support the IBM ppc CPU


"Slackintosh" might ???? NEVER USED IT so i have no idea about it

http://workaround.ch/

you might want to read
http://lowendmac.com/ed/packer/08jp/...x-ppc-mac.html

there is also a gentoo ppc
"install-powerpc-minimal-20140713.iso"
http://gentoo.arcticnetwork.ca/relea...c/current-iso/

YOUR BEST BET!!!
but a custom Debian install might

https://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/
i think yellowdog works only on ibm ppc's
 
Old 11-05-2014, 01:36 AM   #21
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I looked closer at my installed ram and I've got 32meg with 64meg on hard drive I'm going to try to get more ram on ebay. so far nothing is working but 8.6 I'm going to wait till I have more ram and a bigger hard drive and start over i'll be asking for more help then. hope to be back soon.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:46 AM   #22
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I fear you have probably wasted $30. A G3 iMac will give you a general feel for Macs in the 1990s. Macs have changed completely since then. They use a different processor architecture (if you don't know what what means, a very rough analogy is modern Macs use Metric measurements), what you have uses Imperial measurements), and the operating system that Macs use was changed entirely around 2002ish and has been through about ten significant evolutionary steps since then.
Buying a G3 iMac to get a general feel for Linux is... I can't even think of a rough analogy. It's... a mistake.


A G3 iMac is a machine that is of value to people who see it and think 'Oh cool a G3 iMac. Oh and it's one of the original Bondai Blues with the tray loading optical drive and no Firewire port. If you are not one of those people it's probably no more value to you than a large, heavy, translucent plastic paperweight.

I realise this is all pretty negative but you describe yourself as a 'newbie without a clue' and I'm trying to do what they refer to in some circles as setting customer expectations to a realistic level. If you want to try and get Linux on it then by all means go for it. If you succeed, brilliant, you will have achieved something that most people wouldn't even bother to try. Just understand that you are dabbling in a very niche area.
I think you are right I'm getting a negative impression on mac that is probably unfair I'm going to try to find a newer mac on ebay and start over please disregard my last post to the thread I wrote it before I saw your comments thank you for saving me time and money. want to buy a blueberry g3 imac cheep thank you.

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Old 11-05-2014, 03:18 AM   #23
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although ram is VERY cheep
those old ram cards from before 2000
are VERY RARE and the price reflects that
 
Old 11-05-2014, 03:57 AM   #24
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I think you are right I'm getting a negative impression on mac that is probably unfair I'm going to try to find a newer mac on ebay and start over please disregard my last post to the thread I wrote it before I saw your comments thank you for saving me time and money.
Macs on eBay are pretty much either cheap or worth buying but not both. If you are intent on getting a Mac make sure it's got an Intel processor not G3/G4/G5. Also check out the list of versions of OS X on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X and check which versions the Mac you're interested in will run. I think the oldest version Apple still bothers to release any updates for is 10.8. (It's never entirely clear when Apple stop supporting a version of OS X. :/ )

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want to buy a blueberry g3 imac cheep thank you.
I already have a better spec Indigo example. Also I'm not in a country which uses $ so the shipping would be horrendous.
 
  


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