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Classic 10 12.05%
Mac OSX 10.0-10.3 3 3.61%
Mac OSX 10.4 21 25.30%
Mac OSX 10.5 62 74.70%
Linux - Debian/Ubuntu Derivative 8 9.64%
Linux - Redhat Deriavative 2 2.41%
Linux - Other 1 1.20%
FreeBSD 3 3.61%
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Smile What are you running on your PowerPC Macs?

Just curious to know the proportion of linux users we have here. I'm also interested if you dual boot or are dependent solely on a single OS for your computing needs.

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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Leopard.
But I also have VPC7, so also Win98, WinXP Pro and Win7 Ultimate.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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Leopard.
But I also have VPC7, so also Win98, WinXP Pro and Win7 Ultimate.
Windows 7 in VPC7!? Tell me more of this miracle!

I run Leopard on my iMac G4 and Powerbook G4, strangely the iMac G4 feels faster than my PB.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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Leopard here on the G4 iMac, no chance of moving to linux, I would of brought a intel desktop if I wanted to run linux. Leopard is as beautiful as the design of the iMac.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:22 PM   #5
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Windows 7 in VPC7!? Tell me more of this miracle!
Oh, that was a PITA! But it turned out to be quite simple. There was an old thread here on trying to get Win8 installed, but I couldn't find it to update.

Apparently, VPC has BIOS. And the BIOS has ACPI Awareness. Of course, it's set to OFF so you can never get Win 7 or Win 8 to install. I haven't tried Win8 yet, but Win 7 installed just fine after changing this setting.

Look here. It's where I figured this out. There's also a bunch of other info in the comments on getting other stuff to work.

Note that you have to use the "Delete" key, which is not the same as the backspace key if using an attached keyboard.

Also, realize that it's SLOOOOOWWWW!!! You can shut off all the eye candy, but it's still slow!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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Leopard in general, though I have Tiger on my powerbooks g4 867 and g3 400 Pismo.

On my g3 333 lombard I run O/S 9.2 and it flies. With Classilla and a wavelan silver wireless card it does pretty well on the net, though I don't visit many flash heavy sites with it.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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Tiger on my iBook g3....its probably the best OS for this aging machine
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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Leopard in general, though I have Tiger on my powerbooks g4 867 and g3 400 Pismo.

On my g3 333 lombard I run O/S 9.2 and it flies. With Classilla and a wavelan silver wireless card it does pretty well on the net, though I don't visit many flash heavy sites with it.
You can select multiple answers to this poll (I saw you use Classic, and I was the only one who put that down on the poll).
On my 3 G5s, I use Leopard, but I might move the Dual 1.8 to Tiger. On my iBook and iMac G4, I have Tiger. On the iMac G3s, I'm running OS 9.

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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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Tiger since I very occasionally need to open something up in Classic. BUT I have an external with 10.5 that I use with my iPhone 4S, since the Tiger version of iTunes won't talk to the iPhone.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:11 PM   #10
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Running Leopard on my Quicksilver 933 G4... though if it weren't for iTunes match I'd be on Tiger.

Struggles even with 1.25GB of ram
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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Let's see if I can remember...

10.5: G5 Power Mac (dual boots 10.4 for Classic), G5 iMac, G4 PowerBook, G4 Power Mac MDD

10.4: G3 Pismo, G4 Power Mac GE

10.3: G3 Clamshell iBook (and dual boots OS 9)

OS 7: Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh

OS 6: Macintosh, Macintosh SE


I know I'm forgetting a few things. Too many Macs.

If it can run 10.5 I put 10.5 on it. I love Leopard. Tiger is also nice. I'm not crazy about OS X before Tiger (just like everyone here). I rarely use the Clamshell, TAM, or OS 6 Macs but I love the look of them and constantly debate whether to sell them or keep them. There's something comforting about having a Fat Mac sitting there.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:07 PM   #12
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You can select multiple answers to this poll (I saw you use Classic, and I was the only one who put that down on the poll).
On my 3 G5s, I use Leopard, but I might move the Dual 1.8 to Tiger. On my iBook and iMac G4, I have Tiger. On the iMac G3s, I'm running OS 9.
Too late now as it wont let me vote again. Teach me to pay closer attention.

Yeah I love using classic but generaly stick with OS9 ( though I have multiple copies of OS7 on cd and floppy,8,8.5 and even have OS 3 on a floppy somewhere). I have a BW g3 I use as a DAW with OS9. Still lots of commercial music made in OS9...
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Too late now as it wont let me vote again. Teach me to pay closer attention.

Yeah I love using classic but generaly stick with OS9 ( though I have multiple copies of OS7 on cd and floppy,8,8.5 and even have OS 3 on a floppy somewhere). I have a BW g3 I use as a DAW with OS9. Still lots of commercial music made in OS9...
I think the "Classic" option is referring to the Classic Mac OS, and not to running Classic in OS X, as that's running OS X, not Classic. At least, that's what I assumed, as none of my machines run Classic environment .
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:02 PM   #14
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Well I use YellowDog Linux 6 and Leopard
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:45 PM   #15
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I think the "Classic" option is referring to the Classic Mac OS, and not to running Classic in OS X, as that's running OS X, not Classic. At least, that's what I assumed, as none of my machines run Classic environment .
Don't run the classic environment in OSX. Never really liked it. I prefer to have an OS9 only machine on the network (or two in my case). I actually like OS9 and still enjoy working in it.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:09 AM   #16
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Both G5 PowerMacs: Leopard
PowerBook G4 12": Leopard
G4 Cube 500MHz: Leopard
TiBooks: Tiger
iBook 366 & PowerMac G3 B&W's: Tiger
iBook Graphite: Panther
iBook Blueberry 1: Puma
iBook Blueberry 2: 9.2.2
PowerBook G3, PowerMac 8600, 6115, Performa 6400 & 450MHz Cube: 9.2.2

Thats basically how it breaks down. The others I don't remember.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:17 AM   #17
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Thank you so much for your replies and input into the poll so far!

I have to say that the post of Windows 7 on VPC definitely caught my eye and tells us of what other interesting possibilities we have with virtualization on our systems.

I have not mentioned what I use:

Dual boot Tiger and Lubuntu 12.04

on my ibook G4 1.2 Ghz.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:22 AM   #18
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Using 10.5.8 Leopard on my 12" Powerbook G4 (1.5 GHz G4 /w 1.25 GB RAM).

I'm starting to wonder if the upgrade from Tiger was worth it... it's a bit more choppy, particularly in multitasking. Then again, I've had it for 4 days , can't tell for sure.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 03:36 AM   #19
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Running good ol' 10.4 on my eMac and iBook G4, the two machines I use the most.

10.3 on an old iMac G3 Rev. C I have lying around.

9.2 on my clamshell iBook G3.

I also have a 10.5 partition on my external HDD for my eMac, when I need it for whatever reason. Which is about once a year.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:34 AM   #20
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Well I use YellowDog Linux 6 and Leopard
Ah, that's one vote for a redhat derivative!

How is YDL and which of your macs do you run it on?
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I'm using 10.5.8 Leopard on my 20" iMac G5 ALS. Works great
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Since I am no longer using my powerpc macs as my main machines I am currently running Amiga OS 4.1 on all my powerpc machines.
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Since I am no longer using my powerpc macs as my main machines I am currently running Amiga OS 4.1 on all my powerpc machines.
That's pretty cool, running Amiga DOS. Loved that OS.
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Leopard.
But I also have VPC7, so also Win98, WinXP Pro and Win7 Ultimate.
Is there a place to get VPC for a reasonable price these days?
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