It has been many years that I have been wanting to dive into Unix or a Unix-like operating system, and I can prove that with the 1989 “The A/UX Handbook”, written by Jan Harrington, that I still have in my book rack. But on a Mac, getting some sort of *nix to run is, or better: was, not that simple. I have toyed with the idea of buying a somewhat dated PC to experiment with, but never got to that. These days, even on Mac there is ample choice – so much that I can’t choose!
- Black Lab Linux (www.blacklablinux.com)
- Darwin (…) or should I call it Mac OS X ?
- Linux PPC (www.linuxppc.org)
- Suse Linux PPC
- Yellow Dog Linux (www.yellowdog.com)
Since an iBook (yes, a model 2001!) is on its way to my home, I have to mention this extensive report: How to run Linux on your iBook (www.wrietman.com/main.html). Reading through the whole text will give you some very important messages concerning compatibility with the latest 2000 and 2001 models of iBooks.
For the same reason, I will have to start collecting iceBookMarks, including links to iBook and Powerbook pages such as these:
I’ll point you to some interesting reviews of the iceBook as well: