Hi guys, I do not know if someone will point me to the solution on any of these issues, so consider it mostly as my rambling about the current state of using PowerPC Mac. So, what do I have and what is my goal? I am having a PowerMac G4@400 with 1 GB of RAM, iBook G3@500 with 576 MB RAM (12") and PowerBook G4@1,5 with 1,25 GB RAM (12"). First of all, PowerBook G4 is working well with Leopard, it was my main PC during the PowerPC week challenge. If I ever get my hands on cheaper solution for some kind of SSD for IDE/PATA and I will have a courage to get over those millions of screws, I will change that and no other SW changes are required. So this is OK, working with TenFourFox, Leopard Webkit, irssi, VLC, ... PowerMac G4 is kind of special, it was my first PowerPC Mac and also my first Mac at all. Currently not so much used since it is pretty loud and I prefer to have a laptop for my bedtime usage. But my goal is to have an alternative OS, maybe some *BSD. And I would like to have the same on my iBook G3. But, there are issues. And a lot of them I will try to rather sort it by OS than machine. OpenBSD - probably the most usable OS, no Firefox or any kind of modern and fully capable browser, but these machines are more usable with lightweight browser like links or dillo for basic browsing. But on both machines (actually, on all, including PowerBook G4) there is an issue with mouse cursor slowing down during everything (opening a window or even clicking on menu or opening a confirmation dialog). It reminded me old times with Windows 2000 when DMA was disabled and every IO action caused the same issue. I have never tried to search for a solution but I hope that there is some. Also, there is no sound on iBook G3, I can set volume, I can switch between speakers and headphones, but still no sound (works OK on PowerMac, so I know how to set that in OpenBSD ) NetBSD - not detecting ethernet on PowerMac, not booting at all on PowerBook and I was not able to start it from a disk after installation on iBook G3. This is probably (at least the iBook situation) caused by error between keyboard and a chair, so this ight not be an end. FreeBSD - The least explored OS yet, I only booted to netinstall CD on iBook, I did not get an IP from DHCP and that was the end of trying. I am not sure if I want to use FreeBSD anyway because of lack of binary packages (if I am not mistaken). Debian Linux - issues with X on PowerMac, working better on iBook, but still, some issues. First of all, similar cursor slowing down during almost everything, but not so much as in OpenBSD (so I could live with that). Good thing is that there is Firefox, so if I would like to use heavy browser, I can. Sound is working ,which is great, VLC is crashing (and that is not so great). Also, my concerns are about the future, Debian 8 will be the last supported version. Yes, I know, still better than non-supported Tiger with much less SW, but comparing to *BSD. So I think it is just in my head. So, conclusion. What I would like to have is OpenBSD with working sound on iBook and solved that mouse issue. Otherwise it is great, nothing is crashing, so even if there are less packages in OpenBSD repository, it works. The second option would be Debian, since I do not know anything about NetBSD and FreeBSD since those did not worked on any of my machines yet. Worst case is MacOS X. Not that it would be a bad OS, I just want this to be the last option because I already have a working MacOS X installation on PowerBook and I would like to have something else on my other PowerPC machines. Anyone with similar issues or solution for them? Thanks in advance (yeah, it is long, so you deserve a huge "thank you" for even finishing it).