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Linux on G4
Looking for a recommendation
john316




msg:912068
 6:09 pm on Feb 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Okay, I just picked up a new G4 with OS9 and X, I've got X11 running on it, but it is very limited.

What I'm looking for is a good linux distro, does anyone have any experience with Linux in this environment?

I really like the idea of a triple boot machine.

 

seindal




msg:912069
 7:34 pm on Feb 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Debian has a PowerPC distribution.
I have never used it, though.

littleman




msg:912070
 10:16 pm on Feb 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

No experience, but this is what I know on the subject...
There is Yellow Dog which has a very good reputation, but I've never seen it in action. Debian seems to be very popular on MACs, there are a lot of howtos on the web about the Debian installation process.

I think Mandrake has a MAC version too.

seindal




msg:912071
 10:33 pm on Feb 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

For Debian you want
[debian.org...]

john316




msg:912072
 5:42 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

I decided to stay "native", using Fink [fink.sourceforge.net], I was able to get a kde environment running (under darwin) and all the x apps I wanted.

I run 2 desktops at the same time (os x and kde) and can also run classic mac.

pretty cool.

I'll hold off on a Linux installation until I get another HD.

EliteWeb




msg:912073
 5:45 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

You have OS X, no need to go with Linux on the machine that the BSD core distro runs perfectly on :) Fink is a wonderful application and with all the UNIX apps out there and developers we're seeing more and more unix applications also compile properly on OS X without issues. :) Just send the developers notes about how you like their app and want to see it compile on OS X if it doesnt already.

mapostel




msg:912074
 12:47 pm on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've done several installs with YellowDog. It's good.

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