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    Macs and Linux

    As a casual note does anyone know if linux works on power macs(g4 and g5). just wondering


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    Linux User
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    Jun 2003
    Calgary, AB CANADA
    Do a web search on linuxppc, and you should find what you're looking for.

    I'm not a mac user myself, but just like any install, your hurdle is going to be hardware compatibility. Check out the HCLs (h/w compat. lists) for the distros you have in mind to see which would work best.
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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    i think yellow dog is one of the best for the mac. but that could be cause thats the only one i have really looked into and i also think that mandrake makes a version too.
    BIG K aka Kyle
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    YellowDog is basically RedHat for PPC. There are a bunch of distros that also offer PPC versions. Gentoo comes to mind as one...

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    Yes, and I thik SuSE and mandrake also have Mac support.

    But you really should use Slackintosh

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