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    Actually, IBM makes the PPC processors, and they sell servers that utilize them.
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    ??? Really ??? now thats interesting, can you still call x86 "ibm compatable"
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    Cool, if you get it, be sure to pump the memory up. From the MAC world, I understand a lot of them are runing Linux or BSD on their older machines, without any problems.
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    You guys neglected Gentoo.

    I run gentoo on a G3 300 with 320MB of RAM. It runs *very* well. I'd not try to run KDE or Gnome on it, but running E16 it's a dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    you can also try gentoo for ppc
    Hey not everyone neglected gentoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenaline
    Do you know the equiv in speed to PC?
    The basic doctrine is that mac and/or ppc processors' clock speeds are faster then pc or other at the same speed. I have among my myriad of computers a g3 that i am about to put mandrake on. it runs at 233 mhz, the equivalent of which for the x86 or intel would be anywhere from 700-750mhz. the basic ratio would be 2 or 3 to 1.

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    Cool the answer to your question

    Hello
    the answer to your qestion can you install Linux on a G3 iMac is yes. You can also install Mac OS X on it although apple says you can't.

    As for the other replys you have gotten the Power PC chip or PPC that is talked about was a joint effort by Apple IBM and Motorola.
    Your machine may have an IBM chip but problaby Motorola but either way it is a PPC chip as all G3 G4 and G5's.

    Apple Mac was the only computer the PPC was used in but they are now found in the X-box the PS-3 was supposed to use it. Ninetendo has been using it for some time.

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