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Linux on G4

Looking for a recommendation

     
6:09 pm on Feb 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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.

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

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Debian has a PowerPC distribution.
I have never used it, though.
10:16 pm on Feb 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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.

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

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For Debian you want
[debian.org...]
5:42 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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.

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

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

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

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