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I still been playing with some arch, but mostly back to ubuntu for the easy of usability in a work environment. I did try a LFS system, but couldn't get everything working properly and didn't have time / patience to continue. It was more so for learning... which if anyone wants a journey though linux... head over to linuxfromscratch.org

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Installed Linux Mint 8 recently, it is top notch and I am liking it a lot.
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If anybody is looking for a good Netbook OS, Jolicloud is top-notch. Very lightweight while still being visually appealing, and optimized for the Atom. It puts as much of it's functionality on the cloud as possible. It is still in Pre-Beta but is very stable. Based off UNR.

http://www.jolicloud.com/
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maybe this isn't the right thread but i'm looking to build router from a PC I have laying around.

last time I looked into this, I never decided between Smoothwall, IPCop and pfSense. Which is reccomended? or is there a new contender that's better?

I'd like to be able to block ads if that makes a difference.

edit: downloading pfSense now since I like the fact that it's BSD and also because I can run it off LiveCD/flash drive

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maybe this isn't the right thread but i'm looking to build router from a PC I have laying around.

last time I looked into this, I never decided between Smoothwall, IPCop and pfSense. Which is reccomended? or is there a new contender that's better?

I'd like to be able to block ads if that makes a difference.

edit: downloading pfSense now since I like the fact that it's BSD and also because I can run it off LiveCD/flash drive

should I try Untangle instead?
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What's the best Linux for PowerBook G4? Ubuntu Lucid doesn't work very well.
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What's the best Linux for PowerBook G4? Ubuntu Lucid doesn't work very well.

have you tried fedora?
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What's the best Linux for PowerBook G4? Ubuntu Lucid doesn't work very well.

what doesn't work?
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What's the best Linux for PowerBook G4? Ubuntu Lucid doesn't work very well.

Canonical has generally made support for powerpc smaller and smaller over time.

So far as distros, you might take a look at Debian, Fedora, or Yellow Dog.

While Yellow Dog is based off of Fedora/CentOS/Redhat, it is PowerPC architecture only, and generally in the past had been the go-to for people looking to install linux on their legacy (pre-intel) mac machines.
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Canonical has generally made support for powerpc smaller and smaller over time.

So far as distros, you might take a look at Debian, Fedora, or Yellow Dog.

While Yellow Dog is based off of Fedora/CentOS/Redhat, it is PowerPC architecture only, and generally in the past had been the go-to for people looking to install linux on their legacy (pre-intel) mac machines.

Thanks for the info. I've already tried Debian, and found it to be too slow, but everything worked. I'll install Fedora 13 once it's officially done.

As to the problems I have with Ubuntu on PPC, I'm using Lucid.

No power management for the CPU, so the machine runs hot constantly.
LCD screen won't go into standby.
Letting the machine go into standby will instead go into hibernate, which crashes the machine, but manually putting it into standby isn't a problem.

There was a problem with the 3D drivers not loading, but that's fixed.
Was a problem with no battery loading up, but that's also fixed.
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Thanks for the info. I've already tried Debian, and found it to be too slow, but everything worked. I'll install Fedora 13 once it's officially done.

As to the problems I have with Ubuntu on PPC, I'm using Lucid.

No power management for the CPU, so the machine runs hot constantly.
LCD screen won't go into standby.
Letting the machine go into standby will instead go into hibernate, which crashes the machine, but manually putting it into standby isn't a problem.

There was a problem with the 3D drivers not loading, but that's fixed.
Was a problem with no battery loading up, but that's also fixed.

Power management seems to be getting more and more flaky with newer kernel versions, regardless of distro...Seems to get amplified moreso on mobiles/laptops.

Part of it could be the hardware you're looking to use, I had attempted to use an older PPC 7500 (first model with pci slots) + 8.5, the thing was fucking unusable, even for basic websurfing. It appears it was outside of the supported list for Yellow Dog too.
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is Nokia n900 using Linux?
Is it good on mobile?
I'm think of buying one
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Which linux distribution would work if I had an old computer with just 128 megs of ram?
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I have never used any of the "light/lite" distros but there are plenty out there that your computer would be able to handle.


Google for "linux distro chooser" to help you make a decision.
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Which linux distribution would work if I had an old computer with just 128 megs of ram?

Likely, you'd be looking at these:

Puppy Linux
Damn Small Linux

and, possibly, Mepis AntiX, based off of Debian Testing.
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