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Linux on a Mac G3

by RobinsonArteaga / April 20, 2007 10:52 AM PDT

What are the system requirements for a powermac G3?

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Looks to be "not much".
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 20, 2007 12:06 PM PDT
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dont bother
by blitz355 / June 3, 2007 3:00 AM PDT

I have a blue imac g3 i successfully installed xubuntu, but the os is still extremely slow, even though xubuntu is supposed to be the lightest on requirements, i move the mouse once the os loads, and 30 sec later the mouse jumps over, i could just be my imac. There were others on the net who said that it works fine on their imac g3s.

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Memory is the key
by 3rdalbum / June 5, 2007 7:02 PM PDT
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Those iMacs shipped with 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM. If you put another 64 megabyte stick in there, you're left with either 96 or 128 megabytes of RAM. With such a low amount of memory, Xubuntu will run very slowly because it's having to depend on virtual memory (swap space).

If you put more memory in it, for instance added a 128 megabyte stick of RAM to the top slot, you'll have quite a nice Xubuntu experience.

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