Linux on PC?

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  1. sockeatingdryer macrumors regular

    sockeatingdryer

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    I've been pretty adept with MacOS, particularly during Classic and since 2001, OS X... but lately I've been getting curious with X11 and UNIX.
    However, I'd love to run some Linux apps (A Tale in the Desert is a great-sounding game) on OS X. Any tools? XDarwin seems like it only runs UNIX stuff, and it looks more difficult than my experience now. What can do it the best? I have Fink, but it's still useless to me.
    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. aptmunich macrumors member

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    Well, i'm not sure about running linux apps in osx, but I do know there are linux versions that run on the ppc, so you could just install a version of linux alongside your osx..

    That way you can have the 2 best os's running side-by-side!
     
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    There is no better time to learn than now.
     
  5. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    From what I've seen, Fink works rather well. I run it on my mac - I don't have it down completely yet but I would still recommend it.
     
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    YDL is nice.... But SUSE is superior...
     
  8. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I've use both Yellow Dog and Mandrake linux on my powermacs,
    a good starting place for linux on mac is www.penguinppc.org
    thy have plenty of info about it and links to many distrobutions that will run on macs.

    You can run most distros on mac; yellow dog, mandrake, suse, crux, gentoo, debian, +++

    -tb
     

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