Upgrade Problem: Lubuntu PPC G3 13.04 to 13.10

Basil Fernie basil at pop.co.za
Wed May 7 07:53:43 UTC 2014

Apologies to all who wondered why I didn't pick up "Mac"... Too many 22-hr  
days in succession, resulting in very dry, blurry eyes.


On Wed, 07 May 2014 04:02:09 +0200, Basil Fernie <basil at pop.co.za> wrote:

> Two other possible solutions could be to try CrunchBang (very  
> undemanding Debian-based distro) or LXLE which is to Lubumtu LTS more or  
> less as Mint is to Ubuntu. These distros gllow easy access to the main  
> Debian and Ubuntu repositories respectively, so you can pick and choose  
> from the vat array of appications out there.
> Alternatively, you might look into the range of "Puppy" linuxes.
> Have fun!
> Basil Fernie
>> Greetings; newbie here!
>>   Old PowerBook PPC G3, 500 Mhz, 650 Mb ram; Mac PowerBook 'Pismo'.
>>   Lubuntu resurrected it, but for how long?!
>>   I've tried to update, twice, to newer, supported version 13.10, with  
>> bad effects: white screen - without the ability to toggle to terminal.  
>> Would an upgrade not have backward support for the graphics on this old  
>> thing (purchased in 2000 AD), or is this not to be expected?
>> Could this finally be the twilight for this old machine? If so, is this  
>> old machine finally ready for the heap? Recycleable in any way?
>> Many thanx! - Michael
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