Nat, a retired engineer, is one of the sharpest minds I have met and has always been a big Mac fan. While installing a wireless router at him home, he mentioned he has some old Macs and wanted to start cleaning the office. He gave me a Mac IIsi, a IIcx and a 1GB internal drive which I unded up using on my SE/30.
The IIsi seems totally dead, not sure about the IIcx.
So I decided to revive an old Mac G4 Cube my friend Linda is not using anymore. It has a HUGE 17" CRT screen that can drive 1600x1200 resolution and I wanted to see what OS I could install on it.
So, today I tried any Linux I could get my hands on...
- Ubuntu 8.10 and 8.04
- Open SUSE 11.1 NET Install
- Finnix ppc
- Geexbox 1.2 ppc (technically a media center linux)
So, finally, I decided that the best OS for an old G4 Cube is really OSX Tiger!