A PowerPC edition of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 is ready for testing thanks toAdam Smith from the UbuntuMATE community!
Adam has uploaded the .iso image to OneDrive and it is available from the linkbelow.
Yellow Dog Linux on Power Mac G5. Eugenia Loli 2004-08-03 Linux 19 Comments. The IBM PowerPC 970 CPUs are well-designed, high-performance chips that ship in millions of end-user systems under Apple Computers’ Power Macintosh G5 moniker. These CPUs greatly lower the bar for 64-bit computing on the desktop and on small servers. So now that we finally booted GNU/Linux on the PowerMac G5, we can do some apples to oranges pun intended benchmark comparisons between. PowerMac - 2 GHz, 2-core PowerPC 970 made in 2003, RaspberryPi 2 model B - 4-core 0.9 GHz BCM2709 made in 2015. Debian GNU/Linux PowerPC PowerMac Page. To dual boot your Debian PowerMac system with Mac OS and/or Mac OS X. If you are planning on doing a new installation of Mac OS X, though, do it before installing Debian. But give it a second thought, too: there's a world of power in the Linux command line. Some things that are very difficult to.
Those familiar with PowerPC will know that yaboot is the default bootloader,and that remains so here, but I’ve also added grub to make booting directlyfrom an iso file easier. There is no need to burn a DVD!
You can use the following hashes to confirm the integrity of the
Linux Mint Power Mac G5
You can find Adam’s announcement on Ubuntu MATE Google+ community. So, if youhave any questions or feedback I suggest you contact Adam here.
Linux For Power Mac G5
Thanks very much to Adam for taking this on and well done on bringing UbuntuMATE to another platform!