When I get home, I’m going to install Mac OS X 10.4.3 on my old iBook. I have the bare minimum hardware requirements, so I am a bit nervous about how things are going to run. One thing’s for sure, I can’t stand the lack of support for OS X 10.1.2.
For the last two weeks, I have been playing with Ubuntu Linux 5.10 for PowerPC. I really like Ubunu. All the included apps are very useful and everything is very well integrated. The biggest problem is that the video drivers are unaccelerated, which leaves video playback at a crawl. So, I broke down and bought the officially sanctioned Apple solution. Only time will tell.
To take care of many of my Mac OS X woes, I took the advice of this column. It helped out tremendously.