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Re: Debian Linux on a mac?



On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 10:26:56 -0400
"S.D.A." <dallan@rogers.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 12:08:53AM -0500 or thereabouts, Jacob S.
> wrote:
> > On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 00:59:03 -0400
> > "S.D.A." <dallan@rogers.com> wrote:
> 
> <snip>
> 
> > > Yeah Linix on anything Mac, prior to new world architecture, seems
> > > to be a "pain in the arse" I'm doing this simply so my brother can
> > > have a decent "Office" like app, without needing to use MickeySoft
> > > software. He's presently using MacOS 10.1.5 on it. 
> > 
> > Kinda OT, but if you're just doing it for an Office app. and he's
> > already running 10.x, why not use OpenOffice.org? They have a
> > version for OS X, last I checked.
> 
> It's not available yet (the native port, AFAIK), and I don't believe
> MacOS 10.1.5 will be supported. Apparently Apple has made widespread
> changes since 10.1.x. See
> <http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/index.html>. As of March, they were
> supposedly finalizing the installer, no news since.
> 
> The only one available now, requires X11 -- so one might as well run
> Debian or Darwin. Unfortunately, Darwin is too geekish for my brother.
> He's a simple kinda guy, in terms of computer needs. We tried using
> the Fink release, it was an older release, and wasn't quite up to
> snuff.

Thanks. I knew there must be a reason, but I hadn't had a chance to play
with a G4 to find out for myself yet (only have access to an old B&W G3
right now).

Jacob

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