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Linux on Mac #542688 11/02/10 02:31 PM
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Is anyone here using Linux on their Mac Power Macintosh G3?


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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542689 11/02/10 02:50 PM
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I've run Yellow Dog years ago, but it was a real pain to get running on a B&W G3. I *think* there's a PPC distro for Ubuntu, but you might have quite a time getting it running on those dinosaurs you've got there. :-)

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: trey] #542691 11/02/10 03:23 PM
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Well, it seems that NOTHING wants to run on these machines. I hate to say this, but even the old PC 386 and 486 machines will still run. There is still software out there. Slow? Yes, very, but what the will do, they do well.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving up on my T-Rex (minitower G3-266) and my Raptor (iMac G3-333). I still have uses for them. I'm just gonna hunt harder for something that will work with them. But it does seem odd that there is so little available, even in archives.


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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542692 11/02/10 03:33 PM
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T-Rex and Raptor. grin

I check into a Linux distro for you later, got to run.

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: Reboot] #542694 11/02/10 04:51 PM
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Well, you could install OS 9 on the T-rex, and I'm sure it would run fine and dandy. But you want to install some more recent OS. OK.


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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: yoyo52] #542696 11/02/10 05:13 PM
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T-Rex and Raptor. grin I check into a Linux distro for you later, got to run.


I've already downloaded Debian 5.06 for the PowerPC(I was told it would do well), but cannot figure out how to install it. No floppy, and the CDs themselves do not boot


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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542697 11/02/10 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Well, you could install OS 9 on the T-rex, and I'm sure it would run fine and dandy. But you want to install some more recent OS. OK.


Yeah, I would like to, but if I have to fun OS 9, I will. It's not critical that I have the MOST updated, but it'd be nice. All I want to do is keep inventory records of all my misc computer parts and pieces (hundreds of them) in the "shop" out back. I guess I could do the same thing with index cards and a #2 Eberhardt Faber. I'd also like to be able to communicate with my PCs in the house.

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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542705 11/02/10 07:01 PM
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You have 10.2.8 up and running on that, right? Can you score a copy of AppleWorks 6? It has all you would need to create a database and spreadsheet and works quite well - even in 10.6.4. It's old and now unsupported, but it still works quite well.


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I'm gonna have to look around real hard for that one, but I kinda doubt it.

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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542717 11/02/10 08:31 PM
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I have version 6.2.9 on my Mac. I think that it is self-contained in its own folder, so a simple drag and drop into your Applications folder should give you a fully working copy. Maybe someone can confirm that for us.


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