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Old 05-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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Question What Ubuntu do i download for Mac?


Hi, the Ubuntu website used to have a download called PPC for macintosh computers, but it is no longer present, i want to get ubuntu for someone with a mac, what do i download, it is a laptop, only about a year old. So where or which ubuntu do i download for it since the PPC option is no longer on canonical website? Thanks,
 
Old 05-04-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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Does the laptop have a PPC processor? Mac recently started shipping their units with Intels, in which case you would select the "Standard personal computer" option.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 10:52 PM   #3
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If Ubuntu no longer supports ppc, you could have a look at Debian 4. Debian has traditionally supported a huge range of pc architectures os you may have better luck there. And Debian is really the "mother of all Ubuntus": it should look realy familiar if you're used to ubuntu.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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ok, i believe it is an intel core 2 duo so standard sounds like the one, but if not i will check out debian, thanks.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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If Ubuntu no longer supports ppc, you could have a look at Debian 4. Debian has traditionally supported a huge range of pc architectures os you may have better luck there. And Debian is really the "mother of all Ubuntus": it should look realy familiar if you're used to ubuntu.
It's true that Ubuntu no longer officially supports the PPC architecture, however you can still get the PPC version. There is a community maintained version for you to download from This Link
 
Old 05-05-2007, 10:43 AM   #6
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Thanks, but is it true that if the Mac has an intel i use the stander 32bit ?
 
Old 05-05-2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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Thanks, but is it true that if the Mac has an intel i use the stander 32bit ?
Depending on the processor, you can use 32bit or 64bit. There's hoops to jump through to get some things to work with the 64bit OS's(like Flash for Firefox)...

So if you're trying to keep it simple, yes, download the 32bit.

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Old 05-06-2007, 09:03 PM   #8
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Ok, thanks... i personally run Ubuntu 32 bit on my 64 bit system, i don't really know any benefits to running 64 bit... so
 
Old 05-09-2007, 06:22 PM   #9
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yeah i have a macbook aswell and im going be running 64 bit with parallels has anyone done this before?
 
Old 05-09-2007, 07:15 PM   #10
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yeah i have a macbook aswell and im going be running 64 bit with parallels has anyone done this before?
I've ran the 64bit Ubuntu 1x, and not for very long. Like I said above, there's hoops to jump through. Simple things like Flash, requires getting a 32bit browser to work on your system, so that you can use Flash, because Flash doesn't have a 64bit version.

There were some other quirks that got on my nerves, but browser plugins was one of the more annoying, so I just gave up and stuck with 32bit and don't regret it. Personally, I didn't see the huge advantage of 64bit, if anything, it was a disadvantage. So little was available for the 64bit distros, so you spent a considerable amount of time making 32bit apps work. I figured if all I was going to do with my 64bit distro, was configure 32bit apps then why not just install the 32bit OS so everything would work "out of the box"... YMMV.

Its probably been close to a year since I tried it, so things could have very well changed, but given questions I often see pop up, it doesn't appear so.


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