[conspire] request recommendation for webcam for Mac G4 PPC - Mac OS 10.4.11

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Wed Jun 8 02:44:46 PDT 2011


This is Darlene.

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> I meant to say:
>> Now, before you say so, I take it as given that your sister is not going
>> to want to run anything but OS X, and is unwilling to consider running a
>> different Unix (such as a Linux distro).  Part of the price that she is
>> going to pay for that viewpoint is that OS X has for a _very_ long time
>> been orphaned on OS X.                  ^^^^
> I mean, _PowerPC_ has been orphaned on OS X.

I knew what you meant.

> Running Lubuntu or Debian is, by the way, gratifyingly fast even on a _G3_
> PowerPC iBook with only 256 MB total RAM.  It really leaves all PowerPC
> releases of OS X in the dust -- even leaving aside the fact that the
> latter are now completely orphaned.
> Not that MacOS faithful will be willing to try anything but OS X, of
> course.  For them, Apple's solution is to spend a bunch more money on
> newer Intel-based machines.
> Or, if your sister wants to upgrade to a still-orphaned, but slightly
> less ancient, EOLed OS X for PowerPC, she can indeed get 10.5 'Leopard'
> for about $50 to $130 via the usual online sales outlets (and then apply
> updates to get it up to August 2009 patchlevels).

Thank you - I'm cc'ing Donna so she knows about this option.

Darlene Wallach
equal justice under law

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