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

Tony Godshall tony at of.net
Wed Aug 11 17:53:01 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 17:36, Tony Godshall <tony at of.net> wrote:
> ...
>>> 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.
> Tony

Oh, and I should say that in the thin-client scenario, Flash would not
be a problem (since the browser and desktop run on the remove
machine), but sound might be (not sure what the status on sound
transport is).


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