Re: [ydl-gen] filesharing with Snow Leopard.
Thomas Carlson <tcarlson <at> sharedcup.com>
2011-03-04 16:05:32 GMT
I suspected as much given the age of YDL 6.2, and it doesn't play well with the graphics or sound cards (oddly,
6.1 does) on my old machines, either.
Ubuntu works "out of the box" when it works. Sound doesn't work on my PM G4 digital audios, and when I command
line "eject" the superdrive opens for about 1 second and closes again. Ubuntu PPC is also not "officially"
supported anymore, either. Debian is the only desktop Linux that is, as far as I know.
On Mar 4, 2011, at 8:30 AM, danny wrote:
> Unfortunately, development on YDL stopped with 6.2. Others have
> converted to Ubuntu, saying it works right out of the box. I haven't
> made the leap yet but will have to soon. It is debian based and comes
> with a rich desktop environment.
> On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 07:13 -0700, Thomas Carlson wrote:
>> First of all, thank you for your thoughtful response.
>> Let me explain why I am involved with these issues. I am a retired teacher and computer lab tech who worked
in a Mac-centric school district who happens to have a gaggle of PowerMac G4 machines (mostly digital
audios and one quicksilver), similar to those I worked with at school. They originally ran OS X Tiger,
which Apple stopped supporting last year. Many school districts (cash strapped) have an abundance of
older PPC machines that can't even run OS X Leopard, let alone the latest version. I would like for there to
be a viable option, such as desktop Linux, that would work on these machines to enable their continued use.
But it would have to install properly and not require a lot of command line work to enable file and screen sharing.
>> Mostly, I have worked withe the PPC version of Debian. Squeeze has just come out, we are on to Wheezy.