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Old 09-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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PowerMac G5 64bit..can i load linux?

What distro and what release can i load? I know debian has a PPC release which should work, but its not 64 bit. I do not want to pay for yellow dog, im meerly doing this for fun, i was given this G5 by someone and i am not a mac i figured why not put linux on it. Anyways if anyone can give me some ideas, id appreciate it, otherwise im going to donate it and get a tax write off hahaha. Thanks in advance!
Old 09-08-2004, 05:49 PM   #2
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Not to question your intent, but what do you want to do with the machine that leads you to turn your back on its own OS X? It is a worthwhile OS for doing lots of things, especially with a G5.....
Old 09-08-2004, 07:57 PM   #3
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my intent was to run linux. not mac os x. sorry if i was vague?

I dont like mac's,they are not main stream, i have nothing to benefit in my career by learning more about mac's. I want a 64 bit linux desktop/server. Thats my basic intent.
Old 09-09-2004, 04:17 AM   #4
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There is a well written article on IBM's AlphaWorks that discusses installing Yellowdog Linux on a G5. It also contains several good links for more reading.

Old 09-10-2004, 10:43 PM   #5
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Or you could just use darwin if you don't like aqua...
Old 11-14-2004, 10:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, and umm... if your looking to donate that mac my charity is always accepting. Its the United Association for... umm... hooking me up with a mac...yup thats it. Always accepting donations it is.


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