Any hope for my ancient mac?

Asked by Allicroc on 2009-11-07

So, being a penniless student, I have this ancient mac that I would like get to be a bit more functional (it can't cope with broadband) while spending as little money as possible. I recently discovered the wonderfulness of ubuntu and I was wondering if I could get it to work on the mac. This is the information I have about the mac which I bought second-hand: Powermac G4, OS 9.1 57GB Capacity, 512MB Built-in memory. I am not very computer-savvy, so I would really appreciate any advice/ similar experience on getting an old mac up-to-date. Does it meet the requirements for installing ubuntu and if not, what does it need? Thank you very much!

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2009-11-10
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2009-11-08
Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) said : #1

As per this page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesDesktopsApple your architecture is supported.

You can download the images from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCDownloads

The installation steps are here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/PowerPC

You can refer to the following links for FAQs and Known issues.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCKnownIssues

Allicroc (cordeliadunai) said : #2

Thank you very much! That's exactly the information I was looking for!