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    Question has anybody even bothered to test the powerpc version??

    I was wondering, since I ended up with a used powerbook, if lubuntu ppc is effectively dead??

    I burned the cd and booted but it has no live desktop option only CLI with install... has anyone tested the PPC version, what works what doesn't?

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    Re: has anybody even bothered to test the powerpc version??

    Quote Originally Posted by nomenkultur View Post
    I was wondering, since I ended up with a used powerbook, if lubuntu ppc is effectively dead??

    I burned the cd and booted but it has no live desktop option only CLI with install... has anyone tested the PPC version, what works what doesn't?
    @nomenkultur:

    Since the purpose of a forum is to converse, I'm replying . . . lubuntu for ppc is not dead. They are working on the next LTS version, 14.04 now; but the 12.04 LTS version is ready now and would probably work on your powerbook w/o too much trouble. There IS a Live desktop version for 12.04 . . . if you look for it . . . just make sure you see the "ppc" in the .iso file name. I think for 12.04 most of the 'buntu flavors work with ppc; with 14.04 there are less options for ppc, but lubuntu is one of them. There is a FAQ for PPC in the Ubuntu wiki.

    e.e.p.

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    Re: has anybody even bothered to test the powerpc version??

    I have not.

    The iMac could run it but it boots three OSs already and I like 10.4 Tiger on it.

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