I've run both OSX and an older Debian distro on one. Both work. The
machine had 512 MB RAM installed. OSX will appear sluggish if you
are used to running it on a fast new machine, but if you are only
comparing it to running OS9 on the same machine, it's tolerable.
Linux is downright snappy, at least without a GUI. I haven't spent a
lot of time experimenting with Linux GUIs, so I can't speak to them.
My two cents. Oh, and the questions I haven't addressed are ones to
which I don't know the answers.
At 10:37 AM -0600 1/27/06, chasd@silv... wrote:
>>Along that line, several people have mentioned Ubuntu
>>Linux, how does that compare to Yellow Dog - I have
>>read articles claiming that their package management
>>system is the best thing since sliced bread. Any "real
>Ubuntu is based on Debian, which used dpkg as a software package
>format. Most use Synaptic as the "depsolver" or dependancy resolver
>to install, remove and generally manage software.
>YellowDog is based on RedHat/Fedora ( depending on the version ),
>which uses RPM as a software package format. Most people use "yum"
>as the depsolver.
>I think yum does a great job for what I need it to do. yum is a CLI
>tool. Some people are afraid of CLI tools, even if they offer
>something better than a GUI tool. There are a few GUI front ends for
>yum, buy they are all relatively immature.
>If your system is Old World, you may have to limit your distribution
>to an older version, as the newer versions have dropped support for
>Old World machines. That is not to say they _won't_ run on an Old
>World machine, but you won't get ease of installation.
>I think the best Old World distro is YellowDog, even if the latest
>version won't install on it.
>There's always NetBSD ;)
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