Operating Systems for PowerPC Macs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AmazingHenry, Oct 6, 2016.

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Which OS is Your Main/Favorite One?

  1. Mac OS X/MacOS 9

    87.1%
  2. MintPPC

    1.4%
  3. MorphOS

    7.1%
  4. Debian

    7.9%
  5. YellowDog Linux

    0.7%
  6. Unbuntu MATE/Server/Lubuntu

    12.9%
  7. NetBSD/OpenBSD/FreeBSD

    4.3%
  8. Gentoo Linux

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. OpenSUSE

    0.7%
  10. Other

    2.9%
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  1. AphoticD macrumors 65816

    AphoticD

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    #101
    A good solution to speed up builds on old hardware is to setup distcc to use the parallel processing power of your other CPUs.

    I have only had success in using matching architectures for this, so for example, a G3 host can use the processing power of G4s and G5s, but not an Intel. Either way, you can turn what could be an overnight compile into a few minutes with enough POWER.

    If you match the GCC version (using Tigerbrew), you should be able to theoretically use distcc on an OS X PowerPC Mac to compile for a Linux/BSD PowerPC host.

    My initial reason behind researching this was to allow my 1st Gen AppleTV to use the 8 cores in my Mac Pro to compile packages under OSMC/Debian in minutes instead of days :)
     
  2. ctJunkman macrumors newbie

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    #102
    Wow that is neat.

    Playing with NetBSD 8.0BETA now on the mac mini :)
     
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