Power Mac Index

Pre-G3 Models 20th Anniversary Mac 4400 (a.k.a. 7220) Performa 5200 Performa 5260 Performa 5400 5500 6100 Performa 6200 Performa 6300 Performa 6320 Performa 6360 Performa 6400 6500 7100 7200 7300 7500 7600 8100 8200 8500 8600 9150 9500 9600 G3 Models Beige G3/233 & 266 MHz Beige G3/300, 333, 366 MHz G3 All-in-One Blue & White G3 […]

Getting Ubuntu Linux Up and Running on a PowerPC Mac

In last week’s column, I outlined the requirements for setting up a useful and fast PowerPC (PPC) Linux desktop, and I’m going to start with what I consider the best of the bunch. Ubuntu Linux has done some of the best work in the open source community at making Linux palatable for the average end […]

2 Browsers, an Email Client, and a 68k Mac

2005 – Much has been made in recent weeks about the dearth of acceptable Web solutions for legacy Macs. To some extent, I agree with the position taken suggesting older Macs are in fact limited by their software in an increasingly connected, global community.

Use Linux to Give an Aging Mac More Zip

Got an elderly Power Mac that’s feeling a little suffocated by the ever-increasing demands of Mac OS X? The beautiful Aqua interface, with its rolling sheets and minimizing and zooming effects has always taxed lower-end G3s and G4s. Provided your needs include no Mac-specific apps, Linux can provide a snappy user experience, along with modern stability, […]