[CentOS] ppc questions
chrism at imntv.com
Thu Sep 15 14:33:13 UTC 2005
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> 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.
Cool. I believe all of them (about a dozen machines) have 512mb RAM.
> > 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.
Outstanding! Unfortunately, a few of our dual G5 machines have no
choice but to use OSX since they are used as Final Cut Pro and Protools
Thanks for the information.
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