Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Sep 2006 20:36 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "A friend of mine phoned to ask if I thought he should install Ubuntu Linux on his Macs - a 1.33 GHz G4 iBook currently running OS X 10.4 Tiger and a 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 tower with OS X 10.3 Panther installed. My friend had read a feature in the local newspaper extolling the virtues of Ubuntu Linux and thought it sounded interesting. Does Ubuntu Linux make any sense for Macintosh users? In my friend's case, I would say no, and I did." My take: I wrote about this subject earlier.
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Not If It Won't Boot
by enloop on Mon 18th Sep 2006 22:41 UTC
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2005-11-13

Ubuntu won't even boot on my late-model iMac G5. Neither will any other Linux flavor I've tried. Ubuntu works as advertised on the PC in the next room, but the Mac is by far the more polished piece of work. Even if Ubuntu came up to that standard, a small number of apps that are not available for Linux would keep me in Appleland.

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