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emac to linux?
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May 15, 2013, 08:03 PM
 
I have an old cube style emac. Someone gave it to me, thought maybe of putting simple linux os on it for the kids, just some basic Internet use.

Any thoughts/advice/recommendations?
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May 16, 2013, 12:37 AM
 
eMacs are NOT Motorola 680x0-based.

They run on G4 processors.
     
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May 16, 2013, 07:41 AM
 
It is running 10.4.11
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May 16, 2013, 08:10 AM
 
Why not continue using 10.4 instead?
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May 16, 2013, 11:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Why not continue using 10.4 instead?
This. You can use TenFourFox as your browser. Only flaw is that it does not support Flash, but you can mostly work around that problem using QTE and MacTubes.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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May 16, 2013, 01:57 PM
 
You can edit TenFourFox config to re-enable plugins, like Flash. I'd recommend the FlashBlock extension at the same time, to keep performance reasonable.
     
   
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