[Novalug] Installing Ubuntu on a PowerNotebook G4 17"
bdalzell at qis.net
Mon Mar 1 16:02:05 EST 2010
On Sat, 27 Feb 2010, greg pryzby wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:31 AM, American Dave Kline <novalug at soupy.org>wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:15:49AM -0500, Justin Swain wrote:
>>> Â Machine Name:Â Â Â PowerBook G4 17"
>> Never used Linux on such a laptop, but The Google says it's fine.
>>> In my desire to be able to demonstrate Linux, OpenSource applications
>>> and have a laptop for field trips that I can use OpenOffice.org or
>>> comparable office suite.
>> I"m one of those people that puts Linux on everything, and can tell you
>> Linux runs on many PPC machines very well. That said, the most supported
>> experience is on big vendor x86/x86-64 hardware. You may have to fiddle
>> with the video card or wireless card in your case.
>>> Direction to websites or contact with persons experienced in this task
>>> are welcome.
>> Try the PPC versions of Fedora, Debian, or Ubuntu. It's pretty much the
>> same as a normal x86 install these days.
> Find a 'recent distro' and that could be hard. That said, I have run Linux
> and Mac PPC (including the old clamshell) and PS3. It works, but I can tell
> you OSX is a better fit for the hardware.
I have found that a number of the free, open source Linux aps are also
available to run on MACS under OSX. The MAC version of open office is
try googling your favorite open source ap by name and adding MAC to the
google search string.
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