Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 10:06 UTC, submitted by Jaime Ieong
Linux "We reported a few days ago that we had Linux booting on the Intel-based Macintosh. We have been looking at Linux on this hardware some more, and we are glad to report that we now have a full-fledged Knoppix distribution working, complete with the X Window system. We are releasing the first pictures of Knoppix 4.0 running on a 17-inch iMac Core Duo. The X Window system is shown running at full resolution (rather, fuller resolution - 1472x900 - notice that the bottom right edge of the KDE dock is cut off). Most (but not all) aspects of the hardware seem to work, but we have yet to analyse exactly what doesn't work and assess how much work it might take to get such things working."
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other OSes too please
by transputer_guy on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 09:51 UTC
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I also am looking forward to getting 1 of these Intel iMacs but will wait till several Linuxes and Windows have been booted on it first.

Actually I really want the BeOS/Haiku even more so and am pleased that the the Linux work will enable other OSes to follow eventually. I would expect by next year when the PPCs are gone, that most of the OSes discussed on OSNews to have been ported one way or another, EFI doesn't seem such a big deal if you have sources to the OS.

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