Most up to date OS for G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WAM2, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. WAM2 macrumors 6502a

    WAM2

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    Well after searching, I am having a hard time seeing what the most current OS is that I can run on my PowerMac G5.

    Obviously we are going to be talking about a Linux distro, but I'm just not sure which one.
     
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  3. pochopsp macrumors 6502

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    Latest version of Lubuntu for PowerPC is 16.04... There even is an early version of Ubuntu mate 17.04 for PowerPC iirc, but it was quickly discontinued. So you won't find it easily and even if you found it there would not be packages for it...
     
  4. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    16.04 being the 3-year LTS option still has another 6 months of dedicated support. My Ubuntu Mate 16.04 System is current and updated on my G5.
     
  5. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    Debian Sid in Ports....
    Bear in mind that Sid is highly unstable at most times, even on newer Intel hardware...
     
  6. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    MorphOS will be the fastest but they are extremely picky when it comes to G5 system requirements.

    Just throwing this in because of the absurd speed boost you'll get.
     

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