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Friday, May 20, 2005

Fedora on a mini

RedHat has an article up on how to dual-boot Fedora Core 4 Test 3 with OS X on a mini. Honestly, I don't see the attraction with installing a linux distribution on mac hardware, but I like that there is support for the PPC chipset in Fedora (and other dists).

(via TUAW)


  • Here's some of the attraction:

    I have a need for a computer in a number of locations, in a box that's 6" x 6" x 12". I had looked at the mini PCs, like the Cappuccino, but they run about $750. So the mini saves about $250/location.

    My existing processes run under Linux. They can be made to run under OS X, but a) that's additional work, and b) I can't build a minimal OS X that reduces the risk of hacking, as I can with Linux (I'm ignoring Darwin to simplify the discussion).

    Additionally, if I build a minimal Linux, I don't need to pull multi-megabyte system patches across a low-bandwidth connection, including patches to services that I don't ever want these boxes to use.

    Not every computer has a user with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor using it.

    By Anonymous, at 1:24 PM  

  • Oh, I fully understand your last point...I just thought that the tiny form factor PC stuff was cheaper than that. Live and learn...

    By Patrick, at 12:30 PM  

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