Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 19:37 UTC, submitted by -ujb-
Morphos The MorphOS team seems to be on a roll. Recently, they added support for the PowerPC G4 Mac mini models from Apple, meaning it suddenly became a lot easier to get your hands on a computer capable of running MorphOS. As expected, the team has now announced that a release with PowerMac G4 support is coming as well.
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RE: Comment by porcel
by AmigaRobbo on Mon 30th Nov 2009 22:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by porcel"
AmigaRobbo
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Have you ever tried Linux on PPC?

I've got an old G4 dual 533, I tried Yellow Dog, Debian, SUSE and Ubuntu, and all were, once I'd jumped through hoops to install them, and even managed to get some of them to see both processors, and get the sound working, they are were slower and more sluggish than Tiger. And well, looks are subjective, but OSX verses the old version of Gnome/KDE, well it's what I believe the Americans call a no-brainer isn't it?

MorphOS on my Mac Mini boots in about 4 seconds, is lighting fast, and to be honest OWB is faster, and does as much as Firefox can do, before you start on the (admittedly sometimes v. nice) plugins. And is pretty much stable, MorphOS as a lightweight OS for old PPC macs who's Apple has turned their back on? You know, it just might work.

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