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It seems everybody here uses Windows and Linux.
I doubt it, unless there's users that have a Mac alongside another OS. Considering they're applications for a Windows PC and some work under WINE on Linux. Mac apps are not here, and I haven't heard of anyone using them in that Mac Windows emulation. Darwine, maybe?
My Mac OS 10.5 (soon to be .6) has at least 10 Windows applications, including Exel, Power Point,Project Gallery, Messenger, Clip Gallery. I have not even installed Boot Camp, which activates for Windows software but needs a reboot every time its needed.
I'd like to be able to operate from a flash drive when travelling - Any suggestions ?
I use a Mac... with linux installed. It is because i am unable to afford the new MacOS and my hardware doesnt support the latest edition OS as well. it runs linux like a spiffy PC.
I have an old iBook G3 and I've basically given up with trying to find a Linux for it. Everything is either broken or slow as hell... Ubuntu is no longer supported, OpenSUSE runs in total slow motion, older versions of Ubuntu run only a little better... what else is there for a PowerPC (500 MHz) desktop distro?
I am running SUSE 11 on a 500MHz Mac. as long as you have more than 256MB of ram it works well. if you have a gig it works almost as swift as a 1.6Ghz Centreno with 256MB ram.
I would be interested in getting linux on a old iBook G3. Have you tried mlinux or Yellow Dog?
It has exactly 256 MB RAM, but I didn't think that was as big a limitation as the 500 MHz processor. Reliability-wise OpenSUSE is great, it's just too slow to be useful. I was thinking something more lightweight like Debian (start from scratch and just add what I need) but I'm not sure I have the technical knowledge to set it up with X and a Desktop Environment. I'll look into mlinux, never heard of it.
EDIT: mlinux seems to be for smartphones/PDAs/etc. Neat but not exactly what I'm looking for (unless I can get it on my Blackjack II).
opps. i am sorry.
Looking into those, so far Slackintosh looks more promising as a desktop distribution... unfortunately it will be almost exclusively used by people who have no idea what Linux is so I need something that's pretty usable once installed and configured.
NUbuss hasnt been on a Macintosh since 1996. yes i would say it is old. Also there is no linux distribution that supports GEOport.
Go with YellowDog then.
I meant the iBook isn't old enough to require NUBUS, it's a 500 MHz G3 dual-USB with CD-RW/DVD drive, 256 MB RAM, 10 GB HDD. I would run Tiger if I could get it, but It's really not worth putting any money into at this point. I'm just trying to make it as useful as I can for free, and have had some success with Linux so I think there must be something out there that would run well on it. I actually have 2 identical ones, on of which is still on Ubuntu 7.04 and is a bit faster but is losing software support.
It's basically going to be an internet/IM box for my sister, DVD playback would be a plus but not a big deal (runs on the old Ubuntu but is really choppy, not watchable). I'll try YellowDog.
You can still get Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) for PPC. It's just that you can't get technical support from Canonical for it. You can download them here.
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Ubuntu didn't work too well for me in the PowerPC architecture. A lot of the software packages i tried getting and installing where broken.
Ubuntu was completely broken past 7.04 for me. Had to manually add the ide-core module in busybox just to boot (even from CD), manually load the sound module, it was slow, constantly crashed, and constantly got esoteric errors.
I understand it's now community supported, but what's with not loading the sound module? One line added to a config file fixes it, so why wasn't it there in the first place? Same for having to "modprobe ide-core" at boot but I admit I don't really understand what's going on there.
i had sound issues with SUSE 10.2 but it was resolved by 11.
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hell yeah i use Mac OSX Lion and its awesome! using windows on mums pc atm but Mac OS rocks!
Thinking of installing Win 7 on the Mac mini tho so i can use Portable Apps from here that I like to use
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lol I think mac should be the worried one it has always enjoyed its security from Obscurity since its always had a low market share they have terrible security now they are getting more market becuase of the ipads and iphones they need to do a lot of work on their security From what I hear Windows may seem like the more insecure one but that's mainly because it has such a large market with so many attacking it, either way whichever system you use doesn't matter how well its protected end of the day if the user hasn't got a clue and clicks on and installs anything they find online they will get infected Wait until more "noobs" as it were begin to use mac who will blindly click on any spam email links targeting mac. no system is 100% secure especially if the user them self are not so clued up on computers.
Im a Debian user btw "The best Operating System" lol Linux is already a target because of the server world, Linux actually deals with security issues rather than rely on obscurity
Im just messing with you btw becuase no operating system is 100% secure all 3 are good for soemting depending on needs I just wanted to point it out doesnt matter what OS peopel use there will always be that "risk" no matter how small
I don't consider Debian or other distributions an operating system, I consider Linux to be an operating system the name like Debian or Archlinux are just brands to offer the Linux kernel and the gnu base for software using their own means of package management.
Just my humble opinion but either way I'm still a fan the Linux system.
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Linux isn't an operating system though, and by definition, Debian and Archlinux are.
no gluxon, it is exactly the other way round.
Linux is the actual operating system, Debian, Archlinux, Ubuntu etc are just distributions of the linux operating system containing one or more graphical front ends for the linux operating system (which are just normal independent programs) and they may have also other addons like special package managemet tools which all do exactly the same, but are just programs running under linux operating system.
Maybe, but I think its fair to call Debian, Arch Linux, Gentoo whichever you use an operating system becuase technically you are still using the Linux Kernel just different gui's and package management depending on the distribution you use, just my opinion though
opinion vs fact just my opinion but when it comes to distributions at least it's still using the linux kernel at the core
one can see what is operating system and what is just some collection of software when someone installs only linux pure, even without any busybox and similar, it still will work, it still provides an operating system on its own.
The rest is just collection of discrete programs which incidentally run on that operating system.
Well it's sort of a Mac.
Linux is my preferred environment. I'll put up with WinBlows. But, Mac dear god no. It is just to hard to use or configure. I'd rather use old DOS. At least that made sense.
Im A Mac User! Have an iPhone 4, iPad 2 and a Mac Mini 2012 model, but there isnt much Mac software on here.
I was a heavy user of this site when my main machine was Windows, but now I'm on the Mac ecosystem I rarely have need of this site.
I have searched the net in the past and found very little portable software for macs, apparently with the eas of installation on the mac system, ther is no real deman for it, so there is no base of programmers to provide such a solution is what I have thus found
Mac portable app development was abandoned years ago. As Apple locks down Mac OS X more with each version, it will eventually be impossible to run portable apps on Mac anyway. Ease of installation and the ability to move your apps and settings between machines have nothing to do with each other.
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