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    Good "Old World" Mac Distro


    I recently acquired a Power Macintosh 5500/250. I am interested in getting Linux installed on it. I have done some research and I have been able to install BootX 1.2.2. However, I'm new to Linux and I was wondering if anybody could suggest a good distro that would run on such an old mac. I'm not looking for any sort of desktop environment, just a basic distro with a shell.


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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Try Yellow Dog.
    I have never tried this distro, and I have never owned any sort of Mac, I have just heard that this distro was made for Macs.
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    Linux Guru Juan Pablo's Avatar
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    Something light like Debian with a lightweight WM, maybe Gentoo or Arch may work
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