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PowerBookG4 12” 1.5Ghz, powered by Kubuntu

Date published: 18-Nov-2005
1 min read / 270 words
Author: braceta


After spending some time installing a not so known Slackintosh 10.2 Linux distribution on my Apple PowerBook 12”, struggling to make all hardware work, I gave up.

Slackware is a good distribution on x86 - someone said: who learns Fedora, SuSE, etc., learns how to use these distributions. Who learns Slackware, learns Linux. I believe in this, in the sense that Slackware is the best distribution for learn how to install and configure Linux, almost from the scratch. On x86 there is a great repository with several packages that helps not to have to compile and configure every package. Since I did not have too much time to spend configuring and installing, Slackintosh was not the best option even if it is its x86 loyal brother in terms of cleanliness and lightness.

I have opted for another distribution, Kubuntu. On a regular basis I use Debian, so this choice was not made in vain. Other issue that made me change was the debut of the official Portuguese mirror located at Universidade do Minho, where I study.

After installing, I have created a small report of features(I will include the link later) that I witnessed to work and are presently configured on my Laptop. Since no one has, for example, a really good tutorial how to configure a Portuguese keyboard layout on a Apple PowerBook G4, and all information is sparse on the internet, my report/tutorial may help (mainly for those who live in Portugal). I will try to improve my documentation and configuration, as well as to translate it from Portuguese to English. When that happens, you will know ;).