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Old 11-30-2005, 12:47 AM   #1
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Trying to find the ideal distro

Lately, I've been considering getting an old Clamshell iBook G3, like the ones in my sig. MEPIS looks nice, but isn't available for PowerPC arch.

So: anyone know of a Linux distro that is available for PowerPC architecture, is easy-to-use, has a nice installer, and would work well on a hardware configuration similar to the following?

300-400 MHz Motorola PowerPC G3
128 MB RAM
6 GB hard drive

And I'd prefer it if it came with KDE, although Gnome might do.

By the way, I'm not planning on going with Ubuntu or Kubuntu; that installer is downright ugly. :P
Old 11-30-2005, 01:05 AM   #2
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You may want to take a look at YellowDog . It's an original Linux for ppc.

I've never tried it or seen it in action but it does come with KDE.

Here's a long list of PPC versions of linux which should use KDE.
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Dont most of the biggies like RedHat and SuSe have PPC Versions?
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FreeBSD and the BSD family might be nice


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