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    i want to install linix on an ibook g3. I am very new to linux and need help with what distribution to use. which is easiest to install? thanks.

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    since it's a PPC processor, look into debian, or gentoo. I'd say debian was easier to install to a linux newbie than gentoo.
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    Re: ibook g3

    Quote Originally Posted by jcoool98
    i want to install linix on an ibook g3. I am very new to linux and need help with what distribution to use. which is easiest to install? thanks.
    Installing Linux on Mac is not always easy. You have ibook g3, so you first need to find
    out whether it is considered a newworld or oldworld. Than look for Linux that supports it.
    From my experience, Fedora c4 and Ubuntu were the easiest to install, but they were very slow on the machine I used (iMac G3). You can also try Yelow Dog, Debian, Gentoo, and SuSE. Since you are new to Linux, I would recommend SuSE, Fedora, or Ubuntu. I cannot tell you anything about Yelow Dog because I could not get it working. I ended up choosing SuSE 10 RC, but that was not an easy installation.

    When you look for Linux, make sure it's ppc version, not i386 or something else.

    I hope all works well for you, and good luck with Linux!

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    /me doesnt know whats up with good auld macosX???
    hmm, i would look into one of the bigger distro's
    such as been said suse deb etc
    the larger the amount of users, the more help you will prob get...

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    i think g3 is considered newworld and should work with most ppc linux distros, I know that slackintosh was compiled for a g3
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    Yes, iBooks are New World and all major distributions support it: YellowDog, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora Core, OpenSuse, Mandriva, Gentoo, and many others.

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