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Which Linux distro for Cube G4?
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timmerk
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Aug 21, 2008, 07:25 PM
 
Which Linux distro runs the best on a Powermac Cube G4? Gentoo, Debian, or Fedora?
     
slpdLoad
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Aug 21, 2008, 08:06 PM
 
Xubuntu is supposed to be stripped down to run better on old machines.
     
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Aug 21, 2008, 09:41 PM
 
I also heard what slpLoad said about Xubuntu. So far with my experience in Linux on a mac, Fedora has been extremely compatible out of box. I'm just not sure if it's too GUI eye candy heavy for your cube. It's definitely worth a shot in my book.
     
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Aug 22, 2008, 09:00 AM
 
If Ubuntu offers a PowerPC distro, that would be a great choice. Apparently, they do:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=427714

There are other good Linux distros these days, but Ubuntu is regularly updated and well supported. I think you can't go wrong there.
Mac Pro 2x 2.66 GHz Dual core, Apple TV 160GB, two Windows XP PCs
     
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Aug 22, 2008, 03:21 PM
 
Arkham is right, there is a strong support community behind Ubuntu.
     
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Aug 25, 2008, 01:05 PM
 
is yellow dog pretty much not viable anymore?
     
   
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