Re: iMac and YellowDogLinux

Matthew McCleary (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 16:43:46 -0700 (MST)

Well, I went and looked at Yellow Dog's Web site (BTW, the address is, not Apparently the
iMac is in fact officially supported:



What hardware is officially supported by Yellow Dog Linux?

Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server:
- G3 Desktops, Towers, All-In-Ones, PowerBooks, Yosemites (coming soon),
and iMacs.

Yellow Dog Linux Gone Home:
- G3 Desktops, Towers, All-In-Ones, PowerBooks, Yosemites (coming soon),
and iMacs.

It sounds to me as though Yellow Dog may in fact be the only distribution
that supports the iMac. I personally have been very disappointed by
LinuxPPC on my G3/266, and will be ordering Champion Server when it comes

Matthew McCleary

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Evan Read wrote:

> Hey all,
> This list doesn't seem to have much traffic at the moment, so I thought I
> would attempt to get a ball rolling. After looking at the various Linux
> options (for both Mac and PC) I decided that YellowDogLinux was the most
> iMac friendly and that perhaps their installer would really be something
> special ;)
> Anyways, the iMac doesn't seem to be "Officially Supported". I thought
> that the YDL guys put the iMac in its own catagory here
> ( because they may
> have had heaps of questions about it and they wanted to make it clear that
> it would run in the iMac. But after reading a bit more closely (and after
> reading the advice from to come here if my machine wasn't
> supported), I am not not so sure.
> Why is it that LinuxPPC, MkLinux and now even YDL are having so much damn
> trouble supporting the iMac? I realise that Apple isn't so forthcoming
> about G3 specs, but it is crazy to think that people won't be disapointed
> that a machine that has been out for ages (in computer years) isn't well
> supported.
> If lack of Official Support means no tech support, does that mean that if I
> want to buy YDL and the manuals, will I get a cheaper price (ie, no 12
> month of support)?
> Also, when can we get some screenshots? ;)
> Thanks
> Evan Read

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