Well with the advent of possible 10.6 coming around, and the possible dropping of PPC support I've been doing a lot of thinking and planning. I love my G5, and I love running Apple's latest OSs on it, still runs as fast as the day I got it 4 years ago and is quite capable. If Apple does indeed drop the ball on PPC users with 10.6, I'm going to be pretty much forced to replace my desktop with a newer Mac. I don't like the thought of losing compatibility with newer applications and whatever will come down the line with 10.6 and onward. So if my G5 gets stuck with 10.5 as the latest OS, that won't work for me. (My old clamshell iBook runs Fedora 8 now due to it being stuck with 10.4 for example.) So does anyone here have experience with running linux or bsd distros on their PMG5s? Especially if it's an earlier one. Mine is the one from June 2004, dual 1.8. I have a lot of experience with Gentoo, especially on PPC iBooks, as well as Fedora. So I know these two definitely have good PPC support, but I'm still wary of G5 support. I know a G5 has a complex cooling system and I want to be sure it'll be compatible with a linux or bsd distro, as well as all its other components listed below. Its duties would be web server, file server, backup/rsync server (same as they are now). Would probably run a GUI on it so I can sit down at it and browse the web and stuff, I'd have to offload photoshop/video editing to my MBP then. It has a Radeon X800 XT, 1.25 GB of ram, two HDs, a secondary Radeon 7000 and I use the digital audio out for, well, audio. I know there wouldn't be 3D acceleration, not that it matters without any PPC compiled linux games like UT2004.