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Old 06-22-2002, 03:38 PM   #1
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Mac User Completley: Completley New to Linux! HELP!

How you guys doin? Well I have been bored with my system latley and I thought I'de pice it up by slapping Linux in it. Now I am a completley new User. I have used Mac OS X for a while now...but i doubt that helps any. Ok, can u guys give me some advice? I am running this system:

iBook 500mhz
640 ram
10 gig internal hd
60 gig external fireiwre hd

What is the best linux distro that is easy to use and best to set up. Also i want to have a dual boot but i only have 1 hd and i want to still keep my mac os. i plan on doing a clean instal of everything. but please tell me the best distro to get and were to download it from.

Thnx a million!
Old 06-22-2002, 03:57 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2002, 09:46 PM   #3
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Yellow Dog Linux is a Red Hat distro specifically tailored to Apple PPC hardware. I have it dual booted with a G4 mini-tower, and can recommend it for a smooth install. But be prepared: read up on yaboot and how to dual boot using Open Firmware. Wipe your drive and leave x MBs as free space for Linux. Install OSX. Boot from the YDL CD, and rock on.


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