Thursday, April 26, 2012

Put that old PPC Mac back to work.

Does Apple no longer want to support your good old Apple Macintosh? The machine is still good, but it pretty much sits in the corner?  Well if you are open to new options, you can put that old system back to work with more up to date software than the old OS/X. Enter Mint PPC which is a linux distribution. Linux is a cousin to the BSD operating system that OS/X is based on. You can get native BSD for the ppc mac also.  Very user friendly, though you might have to learn at least a little bit new. You can even update the desktop so it looks like the traditional desktop. Had some old Macs myself that have since gone to a better place. I ran Ubuntu and Debian Linux on G3's quite well. In fact, you can get what is known as a live cd and try Linux without even installing it. Check it out!




For more information see:
http://mintppc.org/
http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/PowerPC
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPC

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