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Old 03-13-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Is Slackintosh dead?


I've got an older Mac sitting here and I'd like to run Slackintosh on it...but is that project dead? Does anyone know?
 
Old 03-13-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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I don't think so.

Their Current has seen some updates not too long ago

edit: and distrowatch lists them as an active distro
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?dis...on=slackintosh

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Hi JamesGT, Welcome to LQ. I took a look at the website and it doesn't look like there is any active development. The next step I would take is emailing the developers.

http://workaround.ch/about.html

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 03-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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I've sent off an email to find out if there will be more development coming.
 
Old 03-16-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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slackintosh is alive

Slackintosh will survive until all the old ppc processors have been thrown away and there is nothing left to install it on... I have some G4 Xserves running slackintosh 12.1... There are still questions and answers posted to the mailing list: http://www.freelists.org/archives/slackintosh-users/ , so there definitely is an active community; as the developers are all volunteers, I think that it remains a year or two behind the main slackware distro... so it may be a while till there is a 64bit slackintosh 13, which would support G5 processors as well ... but you can build your own kernel and get a 64 bit slackintosh 12.1.

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