I have just started playing around with Linux on Mac and from installing
both MkLinux and LinuxPPC I have found the following:
- LinuxPPC seems to be much faster (specially during the install phase).
Has anyone else noticed this? If this is really the case it would not bode
well for the upcoming MacOS X with the Mach Kernel (as a developer and
user I am looking forward to significant speed gains in OSX compared to a
still mostly emulated OS).
- LinuxPPC seems much more stable (MkLinux would die quite often, I have
not been able to bring down LinuxPPC 4 lite yet). This would seem to go
contrary to Apples involvement in MkLinux.
- Neither use any acceleration features of the ATI graphic chip. Anyone
know is there is a way to "wake" Linux up to this?
All these "observations" are from a Powerbook G3 Series (250) machine with
96 MB of RAM and an external Jazz drive.
Intelligent Devices, Inc.