So now that we finally booted GNU/Linux on the PowerMac G5, we can do some apples to oranges pun intended benchmark comparisons between. PowerMac - 2 GHz, 2-core PowerPC 970 made in 2003, RaspberryPi 2 model B - 4-core 0.9 GHz BCM2709 made in 2015. My original testbed was a Late 2005 2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 Dual with 3 GB of RAM and two hard drives, one with OS X 10.4 Tiger, the other with OS X 10.5 Leopard.It’s my most powerful PowerPC Mac, so I figured it would be a good way to take Linux for a spin. Step one is to choose your distribution. Debian GNU/Linux PowerPC PowerMac Page. To dual boot your Debian PowerMac system with Mac OS and/or Mac OS X. If you are planning on doing a new installation of Mac OS X, though, do it before installing Debian. But give it a second thought, too: there's a world of power in the Linux command line. Some things that are very difficult to.
While there are several builds of 'linux' or unix that could be run in certain Apple environs (hardware)
the names and conditions are detailed enough to consider further and in-depth study prior to being
fully (experimentally) committed to the installation and attempted use of any specific version.
Ubuntu, Debian, Mint PPC, and others offer possibilities; and may require much more command-line
use to access their features than the graphic user interface of Mac OS X (or earlier OS 9).
While I've read about these differing systems and how they could be used in Apple architecture
I've not used any of them; but do have a sprinkling of Mac OS from early version 1985 on and
lesser so with 'windows' PC. Not sure, but there are several places to study the topic online and
you may find a good offline book to backup the internet to use with experimental versions.
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