We've been happy the last few years with SuSE on PCs;
we're currently running SuSE 7.1. on Intel and AMD
In February we bought the then current, new, G4 ( 533 Mhz ),
intending to run SuSE 7.1 on it as well. It took quite
a while to find that SuSE 7.1 for Power PC; it didn't
seem to be available here in Canada, and SuSE (Oakland)
did not seem to want to sell it to us directly.
After several months I finally managed to find a copy
at a store in the U.S.
However, when I opened the box, I found that this
particular version of the Mac doesn't seem to be
supported by SuSE 7.1 (while earlier -- and later --
G4's apparengly are). When I go looking on SuSE's web
pages I find (so far) only that the problem is being
worked on, for these particular G4's. (That's what
SuSE has been saying for quite a while.)
Has anyone gotten SuSE 7.1 (or any other version of SuSE)
to work on the Macs that Apple introduced in February of
this year? Or --- --- --- any other Linux distribution ???
(( Should we be thinking about Mandrake, or maybe better,
Debian ???? I'd rather avoid Red Hat, but if I'm desparate
I could go that far.))
Ah, our copy of OS X (10.0) doesn't seem to work either,
but that's another batch of questons -- for other mailings.
Needless to say, we'd be grateful to hear from anyone
who can explain any part of the problems.