Linux on PPC?

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  1. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    I want to learn Linux, so which is the best version to use on PPC?
    Thanx.
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Um... what are you going to use it for is my question?

    I need a little, wee bit more info...
     
  3. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When you choose the PPC platform, it gives you the choices of:
    Debian
    SuSe
    Mandrake
    And Yellow Dog
    I just want to know which one to use!!
    Thanx.
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    uhhh, I know this...

    I wanted to know what you wanted to USE it for...

    Some Linux platforms do better on certain things over other linux's.

    If you were to say, web or coding or programs... maybe specific examples... or a beginner Linux...


    'Cannot Compute: More infomation Required:
     
  5. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    never used any, but Mandrake is a pretty easy linux to learn, and i have heard some really cool stuff about YDL. i would try that route. ultimately it's not like you're going to lose anything by doing this so just pick one and try it.
     
  6. actripxl macrumors 6502

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    Well I wanna install linux on mine and from others I hear mandrake is really easy to install and run, I downloaded the cd's but got corrupted and its hard to do it again since I still have dial up. Personally Im gonna try Gentoo linux with their live cd's, mind you I used to run linux when I had a pc which was about 2 years ago so I do have some knowledge.
     
  7. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanx dude, I am downloading it now!!

    I said I wanted to LEARN Linux!!
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :p
    But thanx anyway. ;)
     
  8. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I also hear about a lot of people running YDL well, but I have no personal experience to say whether or not it's true.
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Bah, learning one Linux doesn't mean you learn them all.

    One may be good for begginers, while another has better speed.

    Mandrake is good, YDL if your into graphical OS.
     
  10. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanx, I'll try both!!

    You gotta link, for a free copy of YDL?
     
  11. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    I used to use Suse Linux on my old pw 6300. (One day I booted up with jaguar and it fried my motherboard.)
     
  12. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ouch, what happened there?
     
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  14. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like the Yellow dog don't want to download:mad: :confused:
    any other linkx?
     
  15. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    having done both red hat and mandrake linux, i have to say, they really aren't that different. you learn one, you learn them all. also, what makes YDL better than mandrake for graphical OS? they both use the X Window system. you can get any window server you want for them.
     
  16. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    IMO -- YDL does a better job of it.

    Yeah they use the same window system, but that is only one component.
     
  17. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    what else is there? the installer? that's like a one time thing.
     
  18. maradong macrumors 65816

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    Re: Linux on PPC?

    wellwell.
    best for learning is IMHO Mandrake 9.1
    while debian is the best distribution out but quite difficult to configure it if you are not really experienced.
     
  19. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Linux on PPC?


    Mandrake 9.1 keeps getting corrupted while downloading, is there any other sites to download from?
     
  20. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    The *nixes are all very similar.

    I use Redhat for pc. Redhat 9 actually looks good now.
    For the PowerPC platform and use as a desktop machine, the best is ... OS X.
     
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    I'll have to say YDL. While I personally haven't used it, I've heard that it's very good. I've used Mandrake on Intel and had problems with it, and I can't even get the Mandrake installer to work on my Mac!
     
  22. maradong macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Re: Linux on PPC?

    well there are quite a lot of mirrors look on the mandrake site.
    red hat sucks. only one year of updating and some other stupid things make me say this.
     
  23. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I have YDL 3 installed on my iBook 700 MHz, and it's doing very well! Even got Airport support, gr8! OpenOffice also installed. Part the YDL install
    I have it dual boot, though (other one = OS X ofcourse which I use more often :) )

    BTW, only 21 signed petitions so far? I would love HL 2 on my Mac!
     
  24. Rajj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which file system do I use?

    When partitioning for YDL, which file system should I use?
    Unix or free space?
    And how do I install it?
     
  25. zoetropeuk macrumors regular

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    I spent about 3 months researching different linux versions and ended up buying YDL. In my opinion it is by far the best version of linux available for PPC.

    You must check out the Briq. It's basically a mini G4 computer the size of a CD-ROM drive that fits in the CD bar of a powermac. You can install YDL onto it and have a separate server built-in to your G4 tower.

    This is wicked
     

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