Resolved Ubuntu in PowerPC

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  1. phoenixsan, Mar 13, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013

    phoenixsan macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Hello there!

    A friend of mine comes to me with the need to use Ubuntu for some class project. Requires a computer to get the project running, but I have only an old maxed out G4 Cube to lend.

    Anyone here can help me figure this out? Help is greatly appreciatted. Right now I am asking myself:

    1-Exists some as Ubuntu for PowerPC?
    2-If exists, can work in my old Cube?
    3-Links, guides or something about this?

    Thanks in advance!

    :):apple:
     
  2. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

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    Yes
    Yes
    Yes http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/quantal/release/
    Select powerpc in your download.
     
  3. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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  4. phoenixsan thread starter macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Thank you.....

    rabidz7. I will pass the links you provided and my beloved Cube to my friend.

    Appreciate the help and the quick answer....!


    :):apple:
     
  5. phoenixsan thread starter macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    Thanks.....(SOLVED)

    ihuman :D for the link provided.

    :):apple:
     
  6. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    He's right

    Lubuntu is the best performer on older hardware, especially desktops like the cube. 12.04 is a LTS (long term stable, long term supported) release, so will have support until April of 2017. Rsavage, a Ubuntu forums expert, has also put together an ISO of Xubuntu 12.04, but it's still considered "experimental". LXDE is also lighter weight than XFCE.

    Out of the box your friend will have Firefox 18. If he updates to 19 there is a bug that renders images blue, there is an easy fix for it, detailed here:

    http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.ca/2013/02/firefox-19-for-lubuntu-image-issue.html

    In addition to Firefox I'd install Midori, its a lightweight webkit based browser with the same rendering engine as Safari and Chrome. Also, do not, under any circumstances use the Lubuntu Software Center to update the system or applications. Use synaptic package manager instead. It just works. And Software center doesn't. If its not in synaptic, in a terminal window after the prompt type:

    sudo apt-get install midori

    There is no Flash for PowerPC Linux, but numerous workarounds are available, detailed in the Ubuntu Apple users forums and on:

    http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com
     

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