Is it pointless to run any Linux distro on a PPC Mac now days? Will most of the relevant Linux software out there only work on Intel Macs now? Software such as OpenOffice, Audacity, GIMP, etc.
-I've inherited a PowerBook G4 and plan to use it for college work. I've got the Tiger OS (Mac OS 10.4) to install on it, but would like to install a Linux distro on it as well so free software is just a re-boot away.
-Would applications out there made for Linux have to be specially compiled or something to work on PPC? Is that usually too much of a pain, making most current Linux software not PCC compatible?
-I don't want to go through all the trouble of trying to create a dual boot setup of OS X and Ubuntu if the only stuff I'll be able to use is out-of-date buggy software that just ends up eating my time.
-Other then choosing the correct Ubuntu distro version that will run on a PPC, is the fact that the PowerBook G4 is a PPC relevant???
Thank you for any help!
P.S. I got the impression that Ubuntu is ultimately better then Yellow Dog for PPC stuff for support reasons and install package reasons and other stuff.