View Full Version : PC/Apple friendly OS?
March 20th, 2008, 08:18 AM
I've heard a couple times that theres a new OS coming out that you can install on a PC or a mac. Has anyone else heard of that?
March 20th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Yep it is called Linux (or NetBSD) ;-)
March 20th, 2008, 10:36 AM
HAHA! good one lurk.
that makes sense then. is there a linux that run natively with apples hardware without need for bootcamp?
March 20th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Most versions of linux should run on the newer intel processor apple computers.
Yellow Dog linux was "optimized" to run on PPC processor apple computers a few years ago,
but i am not sure what terra soft solutions is doing most recently - here is their web address:
March 20th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux run wonderfully on PowerPC hardware as they do on x86/x86-64. I haven't tried with Fedora, but it should also run well on the PPC.
FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD also have PowerPC ports.
March 20th, 2008, 12:48 PM
You can switch the computers off and have the super-eco-friendly "nothing" os...
March 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Well, primary OS should matter less and less since you can run whatever you want to run virtualized on the same time. So if the current system is OS X or Windows or Linux, you can still run OS X (Server), any Windows or Linux (client or server) on the same tie with the main OS... how would that score for user friendliness? So whatever you are used to do it where ever you are...