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Old 06-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
lufkinp6
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Looking for a copy of linux


Hi i am new hear and new to linux. i just got a imac and it had no os in it so i am looking to get a copy of linux for it quick because it is my new backup server since my old one is dead. it has a 233 processor and 64mb of ram i dont want to spend any money to get more ram for it. so could someone recommend a copy of linux for it that will work on it but not gentoo. i was told that that was hard to install. i need this rather quick.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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I told someone about Fedora 5 ppc and he installed without any problems. That's pretty good for having never done Linux or Mac before.
He does call with questions but, mostly about using his digital camera, gimp and digikam.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
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http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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I told someone about Fedora 5 ppc and he installed without any problems. That's pretty good for having never done Linux or Mac before.
He does call with questions but, mostly about using his digital camera, gimp and digikam.

Would this be ok on 64 mb of ram or should i get an older copy of it.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:25 PM   #5
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I have tryed this before and it dosent help because i dont know what i am looking for.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:46 PM   #6
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Would this be ok on 64 mb of ram or should i get an older copy of it.
64mb of ram with fedora is REALLY pushing the limit
 
Old 06-27-2006, 04:57 PM   #7
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Would this be ok on 64 mb of ram or should i get an older copy of it.
I don't recall how much ram it has but it sure isn't loaded like my box is.
I wouldn't go for older versions of any distro if you can get newer ones.
 
Old 06-27-2006, 07:14 PM   #8
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The processor is slow and the RAM is minimal by today's standards. My guess regarding a distribution that is relatively easy to install and requires low system resources would be Xubuntu. You can download the image (.iso) file for the "PC (Intel x86) alternate install CD" from this page.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/re...apper/release/
 
Old 06-28-2006, 07:11 AM   #9
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Thanks i think that i am going to do that as soon as i get a chance.
 
  


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