Why run Ubuntu on a G4 Mac?
The real question is why not?. Especially if the Mac only had OS 9.2 on it, and that won’t run at all.
Anyway, the background to all this is that I have a G4 400Mhz Power Mac that I bought from work, it had OS 9.2 on it, but I couldn’t find the system disks anywhere at work, so I installed Ubuntu on it.
It runs really, really well. It’s responsive, more responsive than my Duron 1.3 Ghz machine was back when I used Ubuntu on it – and its the same version I tried on the Mac – I only have a CD of Breezy Badger (5.10) for PPC.
I’m busy downloading Feisty Fawn (7.04) for PPC, because the dist-upgrade refuses to upgrade from Breezy to Edgy or Feisty (I didn’t try going to Dapper), and I got tired of downloading 700+ MB every time I formatted the machine, so I figure a once-off download so I can install a fresh version of the OS is a better alternative …
I’ll be posting more on this little project of mine as I progress through it.