Linux issues on the iBook
Posted 28 November 2003 - 12:45 AM
So, I bought a 12" iBook with all the toys and am in desparate need of a distro (Jonesin' bad). Initially I went to Mandrake 9.1 PPC (9.2 PPC is not available yet). I tried every installation method possible. The thing locks everytime. I hate RedHat as a notebook OS, and Yellow Dog's site lists so much of the hardware as unsupported (side rant: How in the hell can a company promote a Linux distro on a platform for which support is missing for half the hardware?).
I have partitioned the HD and reinstalled OS X in preparation of a dual boot. And right now I am downloading the latest Gentoo PPC off a box in Australia.
If anyone here has got experience with Linux on the PPC, any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 28 November 2003 - 12:55 AM
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:08 AM
Now i am shure its possible to tear that little jigsaw puzzle apart, and make your own peices and it will still work quite admirably,(ie linux ppc) but then its just the same as a pc that cost considerably less.
apples are good work machines BECAUSE they dont make funky noises, and don't require gratuitous tinkering.... putting all that trouble back in to the computer seems to me quite pointless.
zeig: full bsd functionality, they dont like to admit it, but "init 1" will get your ass 80x25 lines of console goodness just as fast as anywhere else, just remember its bsd not linux.
that console shit'll get you into trouble
Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:25 AM
Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:48 AM
don't try and make osx into linux (well you can but i wouldn't)
don't try and make linux into osx (well you can but i wouldn't)
they come from a very comon base but they have very different purposes...
osx is mac, mac iz osx.
linux is what ever the hell you want it to be.
| natas knows what i am talking about (but damn dude keep that kinda language in . \/ the p0rn thread)
Posted 02 December 2003 - 02:19 AM
get final cut pro 4 and rock out with your cock out to some video editing!!!!!
Posted 02 December 2003 - 08:40 PM
The best Linux install is the one that takes you 3 or 4 months to get working perfectly. I know that sounds odd but it's true. Between hacking drivers, searching for fixes, and tweaking look and feel, there's a lot of fun and learning to be had.
In ham radio we have a word for the people that buy the shiny new toy off the shelf, take it home and run it, and have no clue how it works: Appliance Operator.
OS X is still The Man's OS. And while it may be bsd, it's still an Appliance.
This is my opinion and I do not make any judgements about other people's likes or opinions. If it works for you, that's all that counts.
The iBook does rock...
Posted 03 December 2003 - 09:08 AM
broken record says:
i would have to say mac os x is my favorite os its just that i wish it had a newer version of IE or a slightly better version of safari.
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