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Old 05-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
GnatMan
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Question Rev 2 Bondi iMac and Linux


I have an old iMac laying around, and I would like to know if there is a distro that I can use on this older PowerPC machine. Simple networking,internet,and productivity apps.

I'm a newb in Newb's clothing so the simpler the better.I want the machine to be more then a door stop.
Thank you,and I'm looking forward to learning more about Linux.
GnatMan

iMac bondi revB
8 gig HD (clean)
256mg RAM
no software
USB Keyboard,and mouse

Last edited by GnatMan; 05-12-2011 at 07:44 PM. Reason: Meant to type "Rev B"
 
Old 05-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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I know that Ubuntu linux can install on iMac 233 rev B. That's probably pretty close to the same. So I would try Ubuntu it will probably work. Also you can make Ubuntu 11.04 look more like Windows or more like Macintosh, and there are tweaks available on the internet to make it look almost exactly like Macintosh.

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Old 05-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Thanks xzcallaway

DLd latest distro of Ubuntu, but I have a feeling the RAM is bad. Couldn't load,or even run from disk. I'll try some new Stix, and let you know.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:03 PM   #4
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DLd latest distro of Ubuntu, but I have a feeling the RAM is bad. Couldn't load,or even run from disk. I'll try some new Stix, and let you know.
It wouldn't run at all or was it just going painfully slow?

If you are using a liveCD, When you load those it takes a minute to start up and goes alot slower then the system would after you install it to hard drive.

Case in point: When I was getting my last distro, I was worried because after I clicked an Icon on the desktop it took it about 5 minutes to finally initiate and run. However after I sat through the install (That took forever as well) and booted for the first time, I was amazed at the speed difference ... It was almost instantaneousness.

Last edited by Hevithan; 05-26-2011 at 12:03 PM. Reason: $#!+ty grammer... Lack of coffee this morning
 
  


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