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    Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    I have a G4 450mhz with a gig of ram and a 12gb hd. what would be the best version of ubuntu to run on it? the things that i wan to do is basic word processing and gimp and some audio work. if you can suggest an other distro that would be good too

    i have a copy of 6.10 and that is what was installed on it the last time.

    and when I do get ubuntu or an other distro installed where can I get ppc apps?
    Power Mac G4 (SawTooth) 450mhz, 786mb of ram and 18gb, 12gb and 800mb hd, Tri-booting into Mac OS 10.1.3, 9.2.2 and Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Elf)

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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    Kubuntu 9.04...
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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    Talking Ubuntu, I like Lubuntu 10.04.
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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    thanks Ken, i also want to know, wait the answer.

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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    would something as new as 9.04 run on my system?
    Power Mac G4 (SawTooth) 450mhz, 786mb of ram and 18gb, 12gb and 800mb hd, Tri-booting into Mac OS 10.1.3, 9.2.2 and Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Elf)

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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    9.04 is only supported through October 2010. It will be without security patches shortly.

    Maybe try the latest debian stable or Ubuntu 10.04 PPC?

    -> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCDownloads
    Last edited by stmiller; July 9th, 2010 at 05:00 PM. Reason: .

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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    I got kubuntu 9.10 burned to a disk and started it up but it gave me a invalad rom error.
    Power Mac G4 (SawTooth) 450mhz, 786mb of ram and 18gb, 12gb and 800mb hd, Tri-booting into Mac OS 10.1.3, 9.2.2 and Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Elf)

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    Re: Best Type of ubuntu for ppc

    Ken,

    Aside from some Airport issues, I've been very happy with Ubuntu 10.04LTS on my 667MHz Tibook and my 500MHz G3. I would suspect that it would also run quite well on your 450MHz G4.

    I found Xubuntu seems to take a bit more to run on my hardware than Ubuntu did, but that may just be my perception of it.

    The Ubuntu 10.04 iso is well-hidden here:
    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/10.04/release/

    I had a difficult time finding it the first time around.

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