Linux PowerPC on a very old PowerBook G4 1 Ghz with 512 MB of RAM?
Is anyone running Linux on it? If so, then is it usuable like with
Internet usage (e.g., web surfing), etc.?
Thank you in advance. :)
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I have an old PowerBook G4 (PPC) with 1 Ghz CPU speed, 512 MB of RAM,
and 60 GB of HDD. If I were to do a fresh clean install of Mac OS X
10.5/Leopard on it (still have 10.2.8 on it and seems fine, just old),
then how will it perform? Will it be slower? Or should I just wait until
I get a new Apple notebook/laptop (e.g., MacBook)?
I am a heavy user who likes to run Fink stuff for X11, play hungry power
games (e.g., MacMAME, Quake 3 Arena and its mods)
Thank you in advance.
"We may have no malevolent intentions toward an ant heap, but if we want
to build a house on the ...Re: Mac OS X 10.5/Leopard on an old PowerBook (PPC) G4 1 Ghz with 512 MB of RAM & 60 GB HDD?
On 10/22/2007 5:45 AM PT, Ant typed:
> I have an old PowerBook G4 (PPC) with 1 Ghz CPU speed, 512 MB of RAM,
> and 60 GB of HDD. If I were to do a fresh clean install of Mac OS X
> 10.5/Leopard on it (still have 10.2.8 on it and seems fine, just old),
> then how will it perform? Will it be slower? Or should I just wait until
> I get a new Apple notebook/laptop (e.g., MacBook)?
> I am a heavy user who likes to run Fink stuff for X11, play hungry power
> games (e.g., MacMAME, Quake 3 Arena and its mods)
> Thank you in advance.
So, anyone running the new...PowerBook G4: 1.67 GHz/512 MB or 1.50 GHz/1 GB???
For basically the same expenditure, which PowerBook G4 15" SuperDrive
configuration will provide the best performance, a 1.67 GHz w/ standard
512 MB RAM or a 1.50 GHz upgraded to 1 GB RAM? If you had to decide,
if the best-of-both-worlds 1.67 GHz plus 1 GB RAM config were not an
option, which would you choose and why?
Andrew J Shepherd wrote:
> For basically the same expenditure, which PowerBook G4 15" SuperDrive
> configuration will provide the...FA: (SYD) Apple POWERBOOK G4 12", 1 GHz, 1.25GB RAM, SuperDrive DVD-RW
...Does my PowerBook G4 15" (1 Ghz) have USB2 support or only 1.1?
Hi. I cannot find the detailed specifications on the USB speed on my
PowerBook G4 1 Ghz (15") that I bought a year ago. I checked its manual
and Apple's Web site. I think the information on the Web site is for
the newer PowerBook G4s.
Does anyone know?
Thank you in advance. :)
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linux. I hate it already!!!!
The consistent failure of Linux to grab even 1% of the desktop OS
Aug 11, 2010
"Linux has been around for almost two decades now. It has become a
resounding success as a server OS (for example as the L in the famous LAMP
stack), and more recently as a mobile OS (Android). But what about on the
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for the better part of a decade. To name just one of many examples, in 2003, ...[News] Android and Linux: "All phone manufacturers bring up their phones using Linux, including Apple with the iPhone"
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| Greg Kroah-Hartman delivered some "tough
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| community-or...Installing Linux on a powerpc Mac: powermac powerbook G4 mandrake 9.1 vs. gentoo PPC 1.4 vs. yellow dog 3.0.1 (yellowdog)
Forget Mandrake 9.1 for powerpc:
The installer is seriously buggy. It wouldn't read the A key on my
G4 powerbook nor did it have support for my video card. It couldn't
even read the disk on my powermac G4. There are numerous bugs in the
software and problems with partitioning. Since it is what I had first,
I tried to install it a score of times before my list of workarounds
ended up in a dead end with no video card support on the powerbook.
Gentoo is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, it doesn't understand the
most recent firmware on my G4 powermac and yaboot couldn't mount ...Re: Installing Linux on a powerpc Mac: powermac powerbook G4 mandrake 9.1 vs. gentoo PPC 1.4 vs. yellow dog 3.0.1 (yellowdog)
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org(nospam)>, Alonzo
Gariepy <NOSPAM@nospam.ns(nospam)> wrote:
> Forget Mandrake 9.1 for powerpc:
> Yellow Dog Linux took Red Hat 9 from the hands of its exhausted
> developers and made it even nicer. It installed perfectly, first time,
> on both computers.
having spent the day failing to get Mandrake 9.1 onto my G4, I am ready
to accept your first proposition!! So let me ask you a couple of
questions about your second, as YDL2.2 and 2.3 were non-starters on an
older PPC of mine.
What version of...Will new "G5" 1.6 GHz run Linux SuSE Linux 7.3 (2.4.18)?
Will 64-bit IBM Power PC 970 "G5" 1.6 GHz Processor[NL] run Linux
SuSE 7.3 (2.4.18)? If anyone has any information on this issue, please
do let me know..
it comes with os x which is way better IMHO
In article <email@example.com>, Leo
> Will 64-bit IBM Power PC 970 "G5" 1.6 GHz Processor[NL] run Linux
> SuSE 7.3 (2.4.18)? If anyone has any information on this issue, please
> do let me know..
> Thank you,
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