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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorta? I have it on an old iBook. I think the MintPPC distro is no longer developed, though.

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bear



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Using Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon 2.8.8 on one and Xfce on one. Thinking of finding something for my IBM 486 DX-100. I got a Canon LBP2900 USB working on Mint Smile and over network even from an Ipad Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

My mother 86 had a lot of trouble with windows so I put Linux Mint on her machine instead and she ha no probs Smile
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T-R-A



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

bear wrote:
Thinking of finding something for my IBM 486 DX-100.


Stick with Puppy or DSL. Newer distros have to be heavily modified to work with hardware that old (and most GUI's really drag them down)

FWIW, I've got Mint on a machine but haven't really used it since I installed it....
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bear



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking at these; https://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/i386/ , https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/i386.html

Puppy could be good Smile

Mint is userfriendly and as I do not play any games I cannot see any reason for using microsoft windows, chromium is a good browser and works well with media.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

bear wrote:
Looking at these; https://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/i386/ , https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/i386.html


Hope you don't expect a GUI with those....

I'd strongly recommend you stick with puppy if you're wanting an environment similar to Windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

But isn't ubuntu behind in puppy ? and their kernel does not support 486 no more ?
Well with older kernel it will Smile
https://puppylinux.org/.../Long-Term-Supported%20Puppy.htm
The kernel version of the standard release is 3.9.11 (PAE, i686) while an older kernel 3.2.48 (i486, no PAE ) is used with the retro release.
Otherwise I am learning more of the terminal side of linux so the GUI does not have to be that grand.
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