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Bohemian
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: First Apple computer help Reply with quote

Hi.

I want to purchase my first apple computer. I was looking at this machine:

$1,199.00

1.33GHz PowerPC G4
512K L2 cache @ 1.33GHz
14-inch TFT Display
1024x768 resolution
256MB DDR266 SDRAM
60GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
32MB DDR video memory
AirPort Extreme built-in

I want to use Gentoo only on this machine. A few questions:

Does the AirPort work? Can I use any router?

Where do you get the gentoo livecd?

Is all software available for the PPC architecture as it is on my IBM arch?

Is it harder to set up Gentoo on an Apple?

Any applicable links...

Thank you!

Chris
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does the AirPort work? Can I use any router?

Airport Extreme doesn't work, only the old airport.

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Where do you get the gentoo livecd?

See mirror section in www.gentoo.org

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Is all software available for the PPC architecture as it is on my IBM arch?

Not all, but a 75-80% yes

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Is it harder to set up Gentoo on an Apple?

With all howots guides and forums, now isn't difficuld, expecially on a G4, that is very tested.

The computer is a new ibook?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it harder to set up Gentoo on an Apple?

its easier, because all the machines are the same. What would be harder would be say, and IBM ppc machine.
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