Linux is an operating system. It is the software on your computer that allows you to install applications and enable the computer operator to access the devices on the computer to do any desired functions. Today a low-coast computer and a free high-quality Linux operating system and software provide incredibly a very good combination for both basic home office use and high-performance business and science applications. The available choices of Linux distributions and Linux software may be massive at first, but if you know where to look, it shouldn’t take long for you to be convinced.
You don’t need to spend time and extra money to get licenses, that’s because Linux and most of its software come with the General Public License. You can start to work immediately without being worry that your software may stop working anytime because the free trial version expires. Linux also doesn’t need to be rebooted every now and then to protect performance levels. It doesn’t freeze up or slow down over time due to memory leaks. Linux always provides high performance on workstations and on networks. It can easily handle large numbers of users together, and can make old computers to be useful again.
Apple iBooks are the last in the line of PowerPC Macintosh Computers. It was a line of laptop computers sold by Apple Computer from 1999 to 2006. The last Apple operating system to support them was OS X 10.5 (Leopard) in 2005. Apple replaced the iBook line with the MacBook in May 2006 during Apple’s transition to Intel processors. The old Apple iBooks are tiny and have a slicky touch. Their small size, made them the right choice for carrying around in a backpack, and they have a long battery life, they are perfect for writers. If you have an old Apple iBook, and you want to put Linux on it, we assure you that it is very possible. Linux is a very stable, popular and it’s OS and can run any weak machines. The Apple iBook makes a good choice for this project.
Once you have the iBook and its set up and ready to be loaded, follow the next simple steps to install the Linux OS. But before you start you need to make sure that you have: Working computer with DVD/CD burner and Internet access, iBook with at least 128MB RAM, CD drive for iBook and Blank 700MB CD-R. You will need to download Linux OS file to burn to DVD for installation. Pick a distro that supports PowerPC (Arch, Debian, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu or Slackintosh) if you download non-power pc versions, it will not work. Backup your files and insert the CD. Turn it on and hold down the c key for while, if you get to a choice between MacHD and LiveCD, choose the LiveCD, You will hear the CD drive working.
You will get to a boot prompt. Enter any boot parameters here. In Kubuntu, if the screen turns black and the CD drive stops spinning, you may need to enter at the boot prompt live-nosplash-powerpc modprobe ide-core video=radeonfb:1024×768-24@60. If it’s possible Boot Linux live and be patient this can take up a few minutes. You may need to enter startx to get a graphical user interface. Choose Macintosh keyboard from keyboard layout. Partition your Hard Disk Drive if you want to maintain your OS X. Install Linux and install codecs for YouTube. Either Gnash/swfdec-mozilla-plugin or midori with html5. Just to know, Linux on PowerPC uses Yaboot rather than GRUB.