grrrrrrrrrrr!!! Why didn't I see this thread before!
I downloaded and burnt both i386 and 64bit version and wondered WHY my iBook G4 would not boot CD. I am SUCH a noob!!!
Thanks so much for this thread!
-Linux är det bästa operativsystemet
For a distro that sells itself on user friendliness there is a lot of detective work required for older Mac users to find out that it even exists for our machines.
In addition to that the official Ubuntu pages should have the mentioned links to the various community distros, there should be some information as well as to when the daily builds of the community versions have been brought on par (technically speaking) with the release candidates of the i386 and amd64 kind ("tribes" or whatever these major steps are being called by Canonical).
"Tribe releases are not available for PowerPC, the the daily produced on the day of the Tribe release is effectively the same."
Please note, in addition to Ubuntu proper featuring Gnome, there are current Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. versions available in the /ports section of most Ubuntu mirrors as well, and not just for PowerPC but for the Playstation PS3 hardware architecture, too, and each of them in a daily live (Live CD) and a daily (Alternate install CD) flavour.
Some of the mentioned varieties, if not all, are available for the Sun SPARC architecture as well.
I have very successfully done 6.10 -> 7.04 upgrades under PPC. The only thing for me is that Linux for PPC doesn't get the love that Linux for x86 does, and this really limits it's usefulness for me. I hate to say it, but particularly for workstation use, Mac OS X is actually the superior choice, even though I would in truth prefer to run FSF/OSS softwre exclusively.
Such is life...
Have you ever found something in the second-to-last place you looked?
If it seems like I am ignoring you, perhaps I am.
world:~ mike$ rm -f /earth/united_states/washington/redmond/M$ █
Gutsy is now available for Power PC Macs (and the Sony PS3?) at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/gutsy/release/
Last edited by Deacon Nikolai; October 18th, 2007 at 01:37 PM. Reason: Giving credit to http://www.digg.com/linux_unix/Looking_for_Ubuntu_7_10_Gutsy_Gibbon_for_PPC_Macs_IBMs_and_the_Sony_PS3/blog
my problem is that the xubuntu powerpc download done via the torrent - all 600mb - does not have a site where i can check the md5sum. when burnt to disk the damn thing does not boot or anything like that.
seems that i have wasted my time and bandwidth!!
Just wondering if Gutsy has fixed the Nautilus bug. I have ubuntu feisty installed on my imac g3 and everything works but Nautilus. Is it a good time to upgrade? Or are people still screaming at nautilus?
I don't know if this will work for other people but just thought I'd share in case it does.