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Old 06-02-2003, 05:08 AM   #1
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linux on my ibook


has anyone installed linux on an ibook? what difficulties can i come accross? what would distro would you reccommend (suse ppc?)

sorry, im a newbie, with past problems with linux. I have not had much luck with linux (only got it working once - suse on my old duron).

I really want to try again tho, as when i did get it working film gimp, gimp, and the programming tools were great!
 
Old 06-02-2003, 12:13 PM   #2
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I'd really give a try to Mandrake 9.1

Me personally am a PC user (although convinced of Mac benefits), and after using RedHat 5, 6, 7 & 8, last month I gave a try to Mandrake 9.1 and I can say it has ALL of RedHat benefits and none of the failures.

Also, Mandrake 9.1 ships all of the amazing improvements made on the linux desktop arena since the beginning of the year.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 08:38 PM   #3
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i personally use yellowdog, i have a powerbook not an ibook, but it workes really good, havn't tried ohters thought, but my reccomendation if you want an RPM based disgribution is to get YDL3.0 and give it a whirl
the advantage about linux is it's free so if you don't like a distro you can trash it and try another one
 
Old 06-03-2003, 07:25 PM   #4
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I have an iBook SE 366 and am considering putting a distribution of Linux on as well. After a little research, I don't think SuSE would be a good decision. I actually am running SuSE 8.2 on my AMD desktop and I think it is great, but there is not an updated version for PPC yet. I think you would be better off with either Yellow Dog or Mandrake. Both have updated versions of Gnome and KDE(my pref), as well as all of the newest editions of the included software. I think I may go with Mandrake, only because I have found a vendor locally that I can purchase it from. That way the better half doesn't know that I got it!

And yes, the great thing about Linux is that it is free...but only if you have the bandwidth to download it without taking all week!

Steve
 
Old 06-03-2003, 08:37 PM   #5
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or a friend with the bandwith and a cd burner
 
  


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