Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Feb 2003 03:57 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "For the last few weeks I have been reporting on the development cycle of Mandrake 9.1. Then, the presence of an ISO image for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 1 piqued my curiosity, and some days later two ISO images for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 2 were made available on the various mandrake mirrors. Among my obsol... err, I mean, my old computers, I have a 350 MHz iMac which hasn't seen much use for the last 8 months. So without any extraordinary expectations, I decided to attempt the installation of this different flavour of Mandrake Linux. I was in for a few good surprises..." Read the article at DistroWatch.
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by Sonarman on Fri 14th Feb 2003 18:38 UTC

Use the "nv" drivers provided by XFree. They work on PPC.

You're right! I forgot about the nv, I'm sorry. However, they are unaccelerated, and they don't work on newer macs AFAIK.

And to those people who ask, "Why would anybody want to use Linux when they could use OS X?", there is so much more you can do in Linux. If you have accelerated video card drivers, then it should be blazing fast. There is TONS of great open source software, 99% of which will work fine on PPC with just a recompile. The community is great, too. Of course, it certainly isn't perfect, and it's a bit harder to use than OS X. But I will never be going back ;)