[conspire] (forw) Re: For Saturday's CABAL: Advice on old Mac

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Wed Aug 11 17:36:04 PDT 2010

>> OpenSUSE, Fedora, and a bunch of others have PowerPC builds, but you'd
>> have to strip them down quite a bit after installation, which I'm not
>> sure is worth the trouble:  Here's a list of all Linux/BSD systems still
>> supporting PowerPC:
> You're also going to run into the deplorable state of Flash support on
> PowerPC Linux. Even if you get max RAM into this box, and strip the
> installation down, I don't think you'll ever get an acceptable
> entry-level machine. There may be uses for a PM9600, but I don't think
> putting it in a shelter or school or library will work.

Lack of Flash has its benefits too.  Like blocking annoying crap
without having to add noscript etc.

I think it could probably make an OK secondary computer.  Or as a thin
client for a more capable one- heck you really wouldn't even need to
add memory for that use.


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