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Old 04-06-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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Best version of Linux for an Imac G3


I have just aquired an IMAC G3 366, and i was wondering what PPC version of linux would be best for it.....

I would like to run just linux, not MAC OS 8.6....any help would be greatly appreciated...but any dual boot info would be good too.....I haven't used one of these beasts before.....thanx


These are the Specs on my Imac....

G3 366 MHZ

OS ver 8.6

currently has 32 MB ram (will be gettin more)

4 GB HD



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Old 04-06-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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First off... You don't have a 366mhz iMac. You have a 333mhz (or 266mhz) tray loading iMac, unless you overclocked the damn thing...

I would say YDL (www.yellowdoglinux.com) is your best bet. RedHat based and very easy to learn for people new to Linux.

Also of note... Debian. They have a great port to the PPC platform, however you will need to have some Linux experence to get everything working.

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Old 04-07-2004, 07:44 AM   #3
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thanx, i was gonna try debian on my PC, so maybe i will look for some PPC iso's of Debain Linux.....and yes I HAVE EXPERIENCE....

I am not a mac person.....in fact i never use the darn things...but good to know that it is actually 333mhz....
 
  


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