VPC 6 Question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Jeffx342, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. Jeffx342
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    I would like to buy Suse Linxu 8.1 Pro, would I be able to install it under Vpc 6?
     
  2. rainman::|:|
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    according to my VPC6 readme:

    Unfortunately, I cannot find a distribution list on the support site, but look around and see if you can find anything--

    my guess would be yes...

    pnw
     
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    I can't say for sure, but I'll say yes, judging from the past: VPC has been shipped with Red Hat Linux. It emulates the x86 architecture....
    But, why not install Yellow Dog Linux on your Mac?
     
  4. Jeffx342
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    Thanks guys, yea I personally like Suse better
    than Red Hat I just dont want to buy Suse Linux and find out it doesn't work
     
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    I have installed both Mandrake 8 and Lindows (don't laugh) on VPC 6. They both ran painfully slow. Not even worth the trouble. I am using a tibook 1 gig with 1 gig of ram. The only things that run decent is win 98/2k under vpc 6. Don't even bother with linux through vpc. Instead look for a native PPC version of linux to install.
     

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