free Linux recommendations - i wanna try it!

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
can someone reccomend the best example of a free linux i can run on my mac? i'm curious and i want to run it. which are the best ones to go for/the most mature, grown up versions?


Mac of the SubGenius! :-)
There's also Ubuntu

And it's KDE counterpart, Kubuntu

Both of these are have a Debian foundation, similar to Libranet and Xandros which are supposed to be geared towards end users.

Yellow Dog, Mandriva, Fedora Core 4 (coming soon, but available in testing mode with PPC support), SuSE, and some others havea Red Hat foundation in that they use RPMs for package management.

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
it's really complex. do i download the 4 ISO's from the ftp site (i've gone for 4.0.1) and burn each one to cd? then do i boot up with the first one? (holding down c?)

Lt Major Burns

"Dicky" Charlteston-Burns
cheers nixgeek, i've just got free cd's off ubuntu - much easier than the yellow dog method. very friendly :D


Redhat 9 was nice, so I'd probably go with Fedora now. If your interested I still have my Redhat 9 install disks around (proper ones not just burnt by myself). I won't be using them again now so, if you want them just post me a stamped, addressed envelope. I'm just outside Liverpool message me if your interested.


Marvelous Da Vinci
Staff member
Yes, you download the CDs, burn these, and then install.


Ubuntu is by far the best PowerPC Linux distro that I've tried. Easy to use, and comes on only one CD.