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On Tuesday 04 January 2005 10:54 am, Rob Beard wrote:
I've had a quick look to see what distros are out there and two came up as possible choices - Mandrake 9.1, and also Yellow Dog Linux.
Debian also do a Mac installer - If she's not willing to pay for a MacOSX licence. Do a google search for her specific Mac and Debian. There are guides out there for my iBook but I admit I haven't looked for others. AFAIK, there are still certain pieces of hardware that will work with OSX that won't work with Debian though. (IIRC it's the same with Mandrake and YellowDog). Not do-able over the phone though.
My friend isn't very computer literate, she also lives in Norwich so I would be talking her through the installation of Linux on the phone.
Not easy at the best of times. Can you see if a local LUG would be able to help her on your recommendation? www.lug.org.uk
I just wondered if anyone is running Linux on a Mac and could give any advice of any problems or any tips for installing it?
If you haven't installed it yourself, doing it over the phone is going to be a nightmare. Unless you get exactly the same messages on screen, it could be an exasperating phone call. Been there, done that. Could easily be the end of a beautiful friendship. :-( -- Neil Williams ============= http://www.dclug.org.uk/ http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/isbnsearch/ http://www.williamsleesmill.me.uk/ http://www.biglumber.com/x/web?qs=0x8801094A28BCB3E3
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