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ok , so i want to learn about linux and i'v used Macs all my life, so i went and found Debian (debian.org) and saw that u can download a small iso to burn and install a bare bones system then download desktop,games,ect. via aptitude.
so here's the problem i have linux installed. i just downloaded/installed the ade desktop but what now. i have linux for dummies and they talk about x11 should i get that
linux for dummies is just for x86 linux not ppc so that isn't of much use
i'm doing this on a the first imac (the colored ones)
If you are new at Linux, and want to learn debian, I would recomend Ubuntu. That way you have an easy to move around desktop system right away but still have debian under the hood and it will make the conversion to linux/debian more painless.
I think you should try yellow dog linux, a linux distro developed specifically for use with a powerpc (which in turn means all of the old macs). I do not know of how well ubuntu and other os's support macs, but I would bet that a linux distro based from the ground up on the powerpc architecture might have zero problems with a mac. But I have never tried the distro, so you might want to talk to someone who has.
ya kate the text editor. i looked at automatrix it looks cool but i like adept. the Unofficial Ubuntu Guide is only for 5.0.4
but any ways i love it and i would recomend kubuntu to any one with a low end machine (eg. with macOSX u stop getting java updates after each major system update. u dont get java 1.5 if ur runing 10.2.
pluse i like the its gets a major ( or thats what i hread) updated every 6 months