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Linux on a Mac

BathTubbBathTubb Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I am currently running a g5 PPC iMac with OS X on it. I would like to start to dabble in Linux. How would I partition my hard drive and run Linux on it? If possible I would like to run it over OS X. Also is there any helpful Linux sites for beginners?

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Remember that OSX is based off of Unix. Pull up a terminal window and start learning commands. The foundation of learning Linux is the terminal (no way around it:)), and you can get an excellent feel for it by trying it on your OSX install.

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yeah, I wouldn't install Linux for the sheer reason that Mac OS X is basically a pretty UNIX distribution (and it's certified UNIX, unlike GNU/Linux).

    If you want Linux packages, get them from MacPorts.

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