[CentOS] ppc questions
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Thu Sep 15 14:07:21 UTC 2005
Chris Mauritz wrote:
> The 32bit PPC release is for the older G3/G4 macs, no? I've got a
> pile of unused G4 400-800mhz powermacs just sitting around
The ppc32 distro will work on any NewWorld G3, G4 based machine ( and
32bit ibm power, like the older rs6k's ) - it _also_ works fine on the
MacMini and G4 Xserve's.
With some common sense tweaks, a G4 450Mhz is a very usable machine
running CentOS4 in 386MB of ram. Much more usable than OSX Tiger.
> that I'd love to
> get some use out of, but I don't think they'd be very responsive with
> OSX tiger.
how much of Ram do these machines have ? if its anything >=256 megs, you
have very functional and usable desktop machines there.
> My children's school has a lab full of Macs so I'm
> wondering if I donated the machines, installed CentOS and then
> volunteered some
> time each week to train someone how to maintain them, that might be
> better than having them collect dust at the office.
Sounds like a plan, go for it - if you have any issues, feel free to
drop a message here or come find us on #centos-ppc / #centos on
> As for PPC64, has anyone done benchmarking between a ppc64 and OSX
> system on the same G5 hardware?
Linux wins hands down. I am sitting typing this out on a Dual G5 2ghz,
and I find Linux to be much more responsive than OSX.
anandtech had a write-up recently where they compared OSX Server to
Linux on the server side of things, iirc correctly - Linux came out on
top. A bit of googling should dig up the exact article.
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