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Old 07-16-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
LukeJohnson80
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Question linux/mac compatibility


Hi everyone

I'm am interested in installing Linux as my operating system on my Mac. However, my partner is scared I will wreck the computer, and as such will not let me play around. I was wondering if it's possible to keep all the Mac operating system and have Linux on the side.

The reason I need to use Linux is that I want to try my hand at programming games (Playstation games, hopefully). I have begun learning the C and C++ languages, but am finding it impossible to find a free compiler compatible to a Mac (if you know where to find one, please say).

Also, I read that in order to program Playstation games, you need to buy a special "PS2 Linux" addition, which I am not willing to purchase yet, but if all goes to plan I will in the future. So by using Linux now I hope my game one day could make the jump pretty smoothly.

I would be most grateful to anyone with any advice.
Cheers, Luke
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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Yellow Dog Linux can be installed as a dual boot system, i.e. you have both Linux and OSX installed on the same computer.

http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/

http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...ultiboot.shtml


"The reason I need to use Linux is that I want to try my hand at programming games (Playstation games, hopefully). I have begun learning the C and C++ languages, but am finding it impossible to find a free compiler compatible to a Mac (if you know where to find one, please say)."

gcc is available in Yellow Dog Linux. It also seems to be available for OS X. gcc is free. Use Google to find an OS X version of gcc that you can download for free.


http://gravity.psu.edu/~khanna/hpc.html

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