Re: planned obsolescence rules

From: Gregory Blank ^lt;>
Date: 11/20/04-08:08:23 PM Z
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Etienne ;

How did you install Linux on the Mac? Did you repartition the
HD or some other methodology.

And where did you get the version you installed?

On Nov 20, 2004, at 12:55 PM, Etienne Garbaux wrote:

> Judy wrote:
>> Apple did a really slick job on this -- getting some of us to buy G4
>> by
>> claiming it could run 9 & 10 -- I think VERY few folks managed to make
>> those two systems function on one computer.
> This, I've had no problem with. My G4 runs in three-OS mode
> (9.something,
> 10.something, and Linux) just fine. It also runs 9 programs in
> "Classic"
> mode just fine. It's a bit of a drag to have to specify, when you log
> off,
> which OS you want next time (only if you're changing), instead of
> having
> the option to pick at boot time. But when any one is up, it seems to
> work
> like it should.
> Like you, I'm not fond of 10. I use it for programs that won't run
> under
> 9, but then run back to 9 or Linux as fast as I can. I find that I
> never
> use 10 for Unix software (Gimp, CAD programs, optics programs, and some
> astronomy programs) -- I run those under Linux.
> I don't care much that Apple doesn't support 9 any more, but I do
> quarrel
> with third-party software vendors who don't -- Phase One, for example
> --
> and particularly with hardware manufacturers who can't be bothered to
> write
> drivers for System 9.
>> Meanwhile, I have a hub plugged into what (as I recall) is the G4's
>> one
>> scuzzy port, with 5 slots (Belkin). And the card was Adaptec -- which
>> kept
>> crashing every time I put the computer on sleep
> Sleep mode on the G4 is problematic for a whole host of third-party
> hardware and software. If you ever have random problems, shut it off
> and
> see if that cures the problem.
> Best regards,
> etienne
Received on Sat Nov 20 20:06:01 2004

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