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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RE: support?
by gleng on Tue 19th Sep 2006 11:00 UTC in reply to "support?"
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2006-02-16

You can download Java for PPC Linux here:

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/linux/download.html

For a G4, you need the download for 32-bit iSeries/pSeries. (And you need to register, unfortunately.)

I think ffmpeg/mplayer can play most WMV files now, but it's not 100%. It's better than nothing.

Flash is a sore point, though. Gnash is looking promising, but it's got a long way to go.

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