Any reason to keep OSX?
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 424 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
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    analogkid schrieb:
    The latest LibreOffice version for OSX PPC, 4.0 still is better than anything comparable on MorphOS.

    The latest LibreOffice version for Void Linux PPC, 7.1 is better than anything comparable on OSX PPC. ;-)
    Talos II. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 11,2. PMac G4 3,6. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.15 / Void Linux / Gentoo Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11329 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > The latest LibreOffice version for Void Linux PPC, 7.1
    > is better than anything comparable on OSX PPC. ;-)

    Where's that "Any reason to keep Linux/PPC" thread again? ;-)
  • »30.04.21 - 10:05
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    polluks
    Posts: 624 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    If you need real POSIX, not jus ixemul.
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17"
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.15
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  • vox
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    vox
    Posts: 472 from 2003/11/25
    From: Belgrade
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    retrolinuz wrote:
    The Mac Mini G4 I bought came with OSX installed. As far as I can see, there is not any good use of it, but I'd like to ask anyway:

    Thanks.


    Software, even its is significantly slower in responsiveness then MorphOS. However, in my experience modern PPC Linux is slower. So its good trade off.

    Until 2004 it was "bread and butter" of yappies and even easy productivity.

    I recommend getting last MacOS X Tiger as which software can be installed is dependent on
    MacOS X version.

    Read this great guide in Mac forums
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/the-leopard-thread.2120703/

    Even some retro gaming - e.g. Civ3 and Civ4 exist


    Quote:

    retrolinuz wrote:
    Do you dual boot with OSX? If you do, what's the reason?



    First of all, follow this guide https://dreamolers.binaryriot.org/dualboot.pdf
    to get multiboot, its not out of box. Unless going the PDF explained ways, MorphOS install
    will wipe out MacOS X.

    Existence of better productivity software then even in Linux abeit limited in versions, as it was software wise abandoned in 2009 (e.g. MS Office 2008, iLife 09, iWork 09 ...) as well as mentioned
    Ten Four fox browser (FF backport fork) even Wayfarer is catching up and being actively developed.

    I can recommend Macintosh Garden website https://macintoshgarden.org and PPC section of MacRumors forum
    https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/powerpc-macs.145/



    [ Edited by vox 01.05.2021 - 10:47 ]
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  • »01.05.21 - 09:27
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11329 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Until 2004 it was "bread and butter" […]

    More like until 2006.

    > I recommend getting last MacOS X Tiger as which software
    > can be installed is dependent on MacOS X version.

    For latest software compatibility, I recommend last (official) PPC Mac OS, which is Leopard.
  • »01.05.21 - 13:50
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