Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 373 from 2015/6/18
Go for the PowerBook G4 and never look back.
Obviously it has got the fastest G4 CPU, your model has got minimum 64 MiB VRAM, flawless out-of-the-box suppport in MorphOS, great support in Linux after some tweaking. If it's a PB 5,8 you even get full support in current Linux without tweaking (only installation of WLAN + audio-drivers needed).
Also spare parts are available at reasonable prices and you'll find good repair guides on the net (which holds true for almost all PPC-Macs).
Talos II. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 11,2. PMac G4 3,6. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.13 / Void Linux / Gentoo Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]