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Old 08-09-2001, 02:05 PM   #1
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linux on an apple


Hey there I have a friend that has an OOOOOLLLLLD apple. I told hime he couldnt use windows on it but was wondering if linux could work on it? (i am thinking not enough for him to have anything useful) but i told him i wld ask the experts I will find out the exact specs of it later. (not being an apple person either I am all for getting ppl away from it lol)

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Old 08-09-2001, 02:11 PM   #2
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actually i was kinda wondering the same thing... only my question is.. is it at all possible to run linux on a mac? i've got a G3 at school.. and a PIII , (it will be running mandrake soon enough... once i get back to my dorm room) .. but yeah.. anyway.. can i run linux on a mac? just curious.

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Old 08-09-2001, 02:20 PM   #3
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depending on how old it is or whatever he might not be able to run X on it... might be too slow, but he can check out http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/ which is a distro that installs on Mac's or http://linuxppc.org/ which is another one.
 
Old 08-09-2001, 02:21 PM   #4
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oh and to kennie.. yes you can run linux on a mac, and with your specs you shouldn't have any problems with X.
 
Old 08-12-2001, 02:15 PM   #5
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Another distro you can use on macs is SuSE, it has a version for Power PC
 
Old 08-12-2001, 03:06 PM   #6
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Aren't all the versions of Linux for Apples only for PowerPCs? -- if so, eagle0669 will probably not be able to run Linux on his friend's box -- at least if his definition of 'OOOOOLLLLLD' is the same as mine.

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Old 08-13-2001, 12:53 PM   #7
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Kind of related but the new Mac OS (X??) is based on a version of Unix. I don't know if Linux will run on old versions of Macs, but as some have have stated, the PowerPC's are supported.
 
Old 08-14-2001, 06:12 AM   #8
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ahh since we all know that powerPC takes up so much of your system resources ... at least it does on mine and the macs in our computer lab.. but yeah.. if i do install linux (or what ever i'm planning to do....)..is it gonna take up a lot more of my system resources than what PowerPC is taking up right now? Since you need to be runningpwerPC for linux to run????? (or am i just amazingly confused and lost now? I've got the memory in it up to 128MB right now... but even at that it seems to lack the spunk it had when i first got it....

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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I am really curious. How old is this Apple? My sister had one only and as a little kid I used it to play a WW2 US Navy subs VS Japanese Navy Pacific theater. It had no color, and no hard drive. Booted off of a floppy. The game must have been boot-able cause I remember always booting right into the game.
 
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http://www.mac.linux-m68k.org/

Yellowdog and SuSE only cover the PPC's
for all I know...



Cheers,
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:22 PM   #11
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ahh since we all know that powerPC takes up so much of your system resources ... at least it does on mine and the macs in our computer lab.. but yeah.. if i do install linux (or what ever i'm planning to do....)..is it gonna take up a lot more of my system resources than what PowerPC is taking up right now? Since you need to be runningpwerPC for linux to run????? (or am i just amazingly confused and lost now? I've got the memory in it up to 128MB right now... but even at that it seems to lack the spunk it had when i first got it....

kennie
That's not the machine itself taking up 128mb...it's the Mac operating system. If you install Linux, it will use what it needs, but I can pretty much guarantee it'll be less than what you're using in MacOS.
 
  


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