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Any chance of PPC support?
by Ravyne on Tue 1st Mar 2011 17:35 UTC
Ravyne
Member since:
2006-01-08

I run Ubuntu 10.4 on my main machine at home, and recently picked up a top-of-the-line G4 (PPC) Mac Mini (because I wanted a PPC machine, and didn't want to have to haul around another tower), which was about to get the Ubuntu treatment.

Does Lubuntu support PPC? It seems it would be a better fit, as the G4 runs at only 1.5 Ghz, has a half-gig of RAM (and tops out at 1gig). Its probably equivalent to a fast PIII or so.

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RE: Any chance of PPC support?
by MacMan on Tue 1st Mar 2011 19:27 in reply to "Any chance of PPC support?"
MacMan Member since:
2006-11-19

Don't think so, Ubuntu dropped PPC support a while back.

Think that Fedora or Suse still support PPC. Theres always Yellow Dog.

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Leszek Lesner Member since:
2007-04-08

The official ppc builds are gone, but there is a port over here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/10.04/release/
You can also find the newest release here:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/10.10/release/

A minimal or netinstall is possible. You can get the lubuntu desktop then by typing apt-get install lubuntu-desktop. This should work pretty fine.

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Ravyne Member since:
2006-01-08

Ah, that sounds like it ought to do the trick!

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MechaShiva Member since:
2005-07-06
windywoo Member since:
2011-03-01

lubuntu will not install on a ppc because the default browser is chrome and that doesn't have a ppc version. You can install ubuntu and then install the lxde desktop but it gets messy that way.

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RE: Any chance of PPC support?
by bugjacobs on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 04:24 in reply to "Any chance of PPC support?"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

And possibly MorphOS, you can get a free trial that works for 30 minutes as full version. (Per boot).

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AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

MorphOS is worth a try, OWB is a pretty good webrowser, a new version released today. The OS is fast, although it must be said, not for everyone. It's not as rock solid as a stable Linux, or heck, OS X install, and there's not a good flash player for it, but then I suppose there's not a good flash player for PPC Linux either.

If you want you can download it and instructions from http://www.morphos-team.net/downloads.html

It works from the CD, Live CD style, so it's worth a some of your time. you might like, or maybe not.

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RE: Any chance of PPC support?
by TheGZeus on Sun 6th Mar 2011 19:59 in reply to "Any chance of PPC support?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Debian.

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