[CentOS] G4-400mhz enough for CentOS 4.3?
chrism at imntv.com
Wed May 17 21:32:52 UTC 2006
Paul Heinlein wrote:
> On Wed, 17 May 2006, Chris Mauritz wrote:
>> It's that time again. I'm stuck with a bunch of older Powermac G4's
>> that I either need to repurpose or give the heave ho. I've not tried
>> CentOS on Mac hardware before. Would the following config be
>> suitable for a (somewhat slow) workstation?
>> PowerMac G4
>> 256mb RAM
>> 40gig ATA disk
>> Some sort of dual-head ATI video setup with 64mb VRAM (I've forgotten
>> which cards they are)
> I once installed CentOS/PPC on an aluminum PowerBook G4. It took some
> doing, but once everything was in place there were only two obvious
> shortcomings: power management was largely nonexistent and wireless
> didn't work. Otherwise, it was fine.
> I suspect that, speed aside, your PowerMac will perform just fine. If
> you plan to run X, extra RAM would probably be a nice addition.
That's good to know.
It's gotta work better than MacOS 9 that's on there now. 8-)
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