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

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Wed Jun 8 03:15:19 PDT 2011


This is Darlene.

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 3:00 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Darlene Wallach (freepalestin at dslextreme.com):
> [Upgrade to Leopard]
>> Thank you - I'm cc'ing Donna so she knows about this option.
> You're welcome -- but I mentioned it mostly to point out the absurdity
> of forking out $50-130 to get an obsolete, unmaintained, dangerously
> buggy upgrade of an EOL'ed operating system platform.
> Me, I'd put Linux on it.  Typical MacOS faithful would rather die first
> rather than use something unfamiliar that's not been blessed by the
> Church of Steve, of course.  I don't want to sound too critical:  They
> typically _really_ like to stick with what they know, don't wish to
> learn about their systems, and low tolerance for getting their hands
> dirty, and who am I to judge?
> Unfortunately, fact is that it's simply a long-EOLed operating system on
> PowerPC machines, and your sister is going to be forever stuck at either
> 2007 or (with expenditure of a bunch of money) 2009 unless she either
> moves to an open-source OS or gets a newer computer (which is even more
> money).

Yup, and I'm assuming that is not going to change with Apple - their
computers, their chips, their OS.

I don't know what to recommend for video editing on GNU/Linux - I
don't know if Kdenlive has the features she needs for editing.

Darlene Wallach
equal justice under law

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