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Power PC Ubuntu Mini (Formerly Mac Mini)

I finally made my old Power PC-based Mac Mini useful. I installed the latest fUbuntu release on it, which even though the makers of Ubuntu don’t officially support, works reasonably well.

Of course, you get a lot less “non free” software since Power PC on Linux is even more of a bastard stepchild than Linux on Intel. I also have to give up Google Chrome/Chromium since it only runs on Intel or ARM hardware.

Even so Ubuntu seems a lot more snappy than OS X Tiger seemed to be.


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