[ILUG] Help: Best distro fo Mac
niall at magicgoeshere.com
Sun May 7 14:43:19 IST 2000
On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 03:17:22AM +0100, Lars Hecking wrote:
> D ONeill writes:
> > Mu uncle Jim is here for a visit and I've nearly convinced him to try Linux. He's a retired hardware designer (Bell Labs, V.P of Fairchild) but now only uses a Mac. Any suggestions on the best distro for a Mac' will be appreciated.
> Best guess: Debian.
Just as I wouldn't recommend Debian/Intel for a PC Linux wannabee, nor would
I recommend it for a Mac. Ease of installation is important for a new user,
and Debian doesn't have that.
From what I read, Yellow Dog seems to be about the best Mac distribution out
there. Their web site is at www.yellowdoglinux.com and they have an
"Introduction to Linux" set up at www.maclinux.com. They supply something
called Mac-On-Linux (MOL) which appears to be like VMware in that you can
run the full MacOS as a guest under Linux but unlike VMware, MOL is free.
Niall O Broin
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