Jennifer Zelazny March 24, 2006 2 Comments Well, after some problems downloading the 3.3GB image of Fedora Core 5 and then my PowerBook not recognizing the DVD media (no, I was not about to re-download all five install CD images and burn them to CD…this is not 1993 again with installer floppies everywhere…and I did not have any other DVD media on hand), I decided to try a different flavor of Linux: Ubuntu. A few people that I I have been talking to recently either prefer Ubuntu, or have recently tried it, like Tim. Since the install image is only 644.5MB, I decided it might be the time to try it out. From the very beginning, I was impressed. I first had problems with my install because of a CD error, but to my delight, the Ubuntu installer gav eme an option to set up a web server with a click of a button which served all the installation log files so I could look at them and find the problem. When I got home, I burned another copy and while my Comcast connection was out (TV and internet!) I installed and configured Ubuntu with ease. What I really like so far about Ubuntu: small install (one CD worth) Ubuntu recognized all my hardware without me having to hack anything! the ability to run Ubuntu from a CD (live CD) awesome documentation in the help menu…the “Tips and Tricks” rock, and answered most of my questions the “Snaptic Package Manager” which easily allows you to install packages after installing packages with the “Snaptic Package Manager”, the new applications are put in appropriate menus, etc! the great little sounds I get when clicking on buttons and icons 😉 So far, I am extremely happy with Ubuntu and look forward to using it more and more. It is plenty fast and if all goes well, I may see how it runs on my Apple cube so I can get that back into play. As of now…this is, by far, my favorite flavor of Linux I have played with (Yellow Dog, Mandrake (Mandriva), Redhat, and Fedora FC3, FC4). If you are looking to run Linux, give Ubuntu some attention – it gets the Jappler stamp of approval! PS. Happy 5th birthday to Mac OS X today. Five years ago, Mac OS X 10.0 was released! [tags]Fedora Core 5 PPC, Ubuntu PPC, Snaptic Package Manager[/tags] Tagged: Fedora-Core-5-PPC, Snaptic-Package-Manager, Ubuntu, Ubuntu-PPC, UNIX 2 thoughts on “ubuntu 5.10 for PPC.” March 24th, 2006 Doug I have an old live CD on my desk of ubuntu that I never used. Can you save configuration files on a memory stick or something so you don’t have to make any reconfigurations post boot? Reply March 24th, 2006 jenz I am not sure about the memory stick, that would be nice. You can always ftp, put the settings on a network server, or email them to yourself. Although, how to get a read-only system to change the location of where to look for settings. The Live CDs are best for more of a “try before you buy”. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Comment Name * Email * Web site Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.