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Re: [linux-392] Best Linux distro for PPC

From: Dan
Sent on: Saturday, February 9, 2008 8:51 PM
It's too bad PPC is disappearing because there are some cool projects  
that only currently work on PPC. One I like and plan to test out is  
Mac on Linux. It's VM for OS X but only works on PPC.
Check out Slackintosh too. It's a port of Slackware for PPC. I haven't  
used Slackware much but the slackintosh distro looks like its fairly  
complete.


On Feb 9, 2008, at 6:13 PM, Matthew Jording wrote:

> Yeah PPC is no longer the redheaded stepchild of distro target
> architecture, but seeing as noone is building with ppc anymore at
> least for commercial boxen.
>
> I've heard some bad news as far as ubuntu ppc so I was a bit anxious
> about putting it together but seeing as the box will not be shipping
> today. I've installed ubuntu and it performs decently. Next Fedora,
> then maybe a roll your own distro.
>
> -Matt
>
> On Feb 9,[masked]:59 PM, spike grobstein <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Although Ubuntu has "dropped" PPC support, it's still a great  
>> distro for PPC. I had it on my Powerbook before my roommate broke  
>> it, and I have it on a PPC server or two that I set up for contract  
>> work. Ubuntu being the great desktop OS that it is, I think that  
>> should be a no-brainer.
>>
>> Personally, I'm not a fan of Fedora. It feels sluggish, even on new  
>> hardware, and it just feels like it's got everything and the  
>> kitchen sink installed.
>>
>> If it was being used as a server, I'd recommend Gentoo since PPC  
>> repositories typically (in my experience) have a lot of holes in  
>> them on many distros. Gentoo pretty much supports everything except  
>> a select few packages; the desktop may be a different story.
>>
>> There's a PPC version of most distros, now (it's not 2000 anymore),  
>> but there isn't quite as much support for them as with x86 and x64.
>>
>>
>> ...spike
>>
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, February 09, 2008, at 12:40PM, "Matthew Jording" <[address removed] 
>> > wrote:
>>> Thanks Asif. I think that the advantages of open source on a  
>>> remotely
>>> administrated network is extraordinary. Standards and my own
>>> familiarity with linux make supporting them that much easier. I am
>>> going to go with Fedora. I'll let everyone know how it works out.
>>>
>>> On Feb 9,[masked]:27 PM, Asif Youssuff <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>> Matthew Jording wrote:
>>>>>­ I am about to install linux on an old macbook and ship it out to  
>>>>>­ family.
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ Does anyone have a favorite distro for the PPC?
>>>>>­
>>>>
>>>> This is probably going to come off as crazy... but why not just  
>>>> upgrade
>>>> the RAM if necessary and go with an install of OS X?
>>>>
>>>> You get Flash support, it runs quicker than Linux, and the family  
>>>> gets
>>>> to run mainstream software.
>>>>
>>>> I'm running ppc linux (debian unstable) on a Power Mac G4, and I  
>>>> wish I
>>>> wasn't sometimes... the slowness (which was bearable on OS X) is  
>>>> really
>>>> annoying.
>>>>
>>>> Just my 2 cents.
>>>>
>>>> -Asif
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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