Which distro best to use for a low spec, old iMac.?

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 11 23:42:24 UTC 2011

On Sun, 11 Dec 2011 17:10:31 +0100
"Bas G. Roufs " <basroufs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Everybody

> I have two main questions in this context:
> Which distro whould you recommand me?
> How best to install the distro on the specific machine?
> With respect to the first question - I am considering the latest 11.10 version 
> of three *Ubuntu distro's:
> Ubuntu;
> Xubuntu (xubuntu.org)
> Lubuntu (lubuntu.org).
> Ad 1. Which distro?
> Which of either of the 3 distro's whould you recommend me, taking into account 
> the specificatios summarised below?
> Model - iMac
> Processor - G4 (2.1.), 700 MHz, L2 cache 256KB per processor;
> Internal SDRAM Memory: 640MB, PC133-333, divided into DIMM0, 512 MB and DIMM1, 
> 128 MB.
> HD: Maxtor, ATA4D040H2, 38,16 GB.
> Bus: 100 MHZ.
> Upstart-CD ROM drive: version 4.40 fi.
> Modem: Dash 2, Apple version 2.6.3 with the software 
> "InternalUSBModem.kext"(v.2.6.3.)
This may be easier said than done.  See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1770355 I don't know if this problem has been resolved though.
Having tried Ubuntu on a similar spec Intel based machine I'd say you are best with Xubuntu or Lubuntu.  Unfortunatly I don't thnk either of these has a PPC ISO for 11.10.  There is though a daily build for Lubuntu Precise here http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/


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