[NTLK] G5 > Ubuntu > VirtualBox > OSX? (was: Need a 'new' desktop)
bradwart at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 12:31:45 EDT 2013
You would most certainly need 8, or even 16GB of RAM in that case. And
using a G5 Quad setup would be ideal. It sounds like something fun to try,
that's for sure!
On Aug 9, 2013 9:14 AM, "iSpinn" <ispinn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've had plenty of success extending the G5 PPC line,
> finding its hacked software others have put together
> to keep it running, and even dual booting it into both
> OSX and Ubuntu – there's an Ubuntu PowerPC fork
> for that that's available. Lots of new landscape there,
> and well worth the time investment.
> I just had an interesting thought -- what about a G5
> PPC running Ubuntu running Oracle's VirtualBox
> running OSX? I suggest that because although it's a
> hefty surcharge in CPU cycles to get OSX running
> that way, could its software underpinnings provide
> the flash support that the G5 lacks? Unfortunately
> I can't say and I don't have my G5 hardware here
> to test it.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> It's actually quite possible to get the latest Flash hacked onto a PPC Mac,
> or so I've seen. And I just tweaked TenFourFox to use plugins on my PB G4,
> and Flash worked as well as can be expected.
> Well, my first Mac was a G3, then I got a G4, so I guess it only made sense
> to get a G5, right? :D
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