Ubuntu Linux 10.10 on iBook G3

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  1. Corbin052198 macrumors 6502

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    This may be a stupid question, but does anyone know if Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition will work on my iBook G3?

    I already have Ubuntu PPC 10.04 Desktop running, but the Unity GUI seems like
    it does better with small screens.
     
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    Ok, just checked out this link...

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/10.10/release/

    Does not look like there is one. Is there a way to run Unity on the Desktop version?
     
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    Canonical has stopped developing Ubuntu for PPC long ago. You're out of luck as far as current Linux distros go.
     
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    I believe Debian (on which Ubuntu is based) is still developed for PPC.
     
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    I found this:

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/0.2.32-0ubuntu4/+build/1943501

    I think this is a build of Unity for PPC Ubuntu. I'm going to try to install
    it later...
     
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    I thought Debian has dropped support for the G3 with 4.0.

    However, upon some investigation it seems you are right.

    To the OP: Debian it is. :)
     
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    Just gonna do the d-bag thing here, but Linux is open source, you could always compile it yourself.
     
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    Ubuntu is still community developed for the PPC. I have a copy of 10.04 for PPC.
     

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