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  •  I agree that Zenwalk is amazing; (3+ / 0-)
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    tgs1952, rogun, possum

    I ran it in vmware, and it was awesome. Sadly, when I tried to install it on my test machine, it just choked. Don't know if that was an issue with screwing up the ISO burn (not an uncommon occurrence)--I'll give it another try.
    Xubuntu was problematic for me as well; I tried to get it going on an old laptop, and again, total freeze up.I did get Ubuntu Dapper running very nicely on a Powerbook G4, though; a couple of sound issues, but otherwise nice. Good to know when Tiger is no longer supported, in a couple of years time.
    In the latest Full Circle magazine--Ubuntu's, there's a small how to getting a mac mini to do Ubuntu, though it is an Intel one. I wonder if it might work for ppc mac minis as well?

    Don't fear the Tux. Use Ubuntu

    by fareast on Wed Jul 04, 2007 at 07:21:04 AM PDT

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    •  iso's vs buying the discs (1+ / 0-)
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      fareast

      It has occurred to me that some problems could stem from the Iso's I have burned. I have decided that when I find distros I like, I will invest in an official install disc even if I don't end up keeping them. Most of them are in the $2-10 range and part of the money goes to supporting the project - not a bad price for the fun of checking them out.

      I have ordered Zen Walk and Xubuntu for both intel and ppc.

      I will probably invest in Yellowdog 5.0 since in the end it will probably be what I go with on my mini. Fedoracore has released ppc versions since version 4 but I haven't found much reported about happy customers. I wll probably give Ubuntu a try as well.

      This stuff is kind of addictive once you get started.

      •  just so you know, (0+ / 0-)

        yellow dog does offer their stuff for free download a month or two after the initial commercial release; you might try burning those ISOs at an absolute minimum speed, though I do agree with you on supporting the efforts by contributions.

        Don't fear the Tux. Use Ubuntu

        by fareast on Wed Jul 04, 2007 at 08:30:15 AM PDT

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