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Author Topic: Linux distro for iMac G3?  (Read 2452 times)

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Txny Mxnrxe

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Linux distro for iMac G3?
« on: July 13, 2009, 04:15:26 pm »
I have a 350mhz iMac G3 sitting around and I think it would be great for a bartop.  I would like to build this cabinet for my grandparents and it would only have a few 80's arcade games on it.  I do not want to use the Mac OS and Windows is not an option.  I was wondering what distribution would work best on it for such minimal games.

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Re: Linux distro for iMac G3?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 11:31:59 am »
Debian will run it well, but the PPC version is outdated. If you have at least 256MB of ram in the iMac, then there is a PPC version of Ubuntu that is buried on their website.
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Re: Linux distro for iMac G3?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 07:12:18 am »
Debian will run it well, but the PPC version is outdated.

What you talking about, Willis?
 
PowerPC is a supported architecture. Debian Lenny (released earlier this year) will run fine on the G3.

If you need more up-to-date software than the versions included in the stable release, there are also the "testing" (Squeeze) and "unstable" (Sid) releases.
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