What do i use to get Ubuntu on my mac

hialea, Jan 2, 3:41am
What do i use to get Ubuntu on my mac and sitll keep mac osx.Vmware is a trail for 30days.But i want somthing free and to keep.Thanks again

osymandias, Jan 2, 3:49am
If you want to run it native, you'll have to resort to a bit of bootcamp shenanigans. Mepis has an OSX assistant that smooths it out a bit.

hialea, Jan 2, 3:51am

osymandias, Jan 2, 3:58am
It's a bit pointless too you can run linux programmes from OSX.

osymandias, Jan 2, 4:02am
BTW, there are plenty of simple how-tos if you want to dual boot, google is your friend. But, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuonMactel

hialea, Jan 2, 4:11am
Thanks for the link osy but i want to see what linux is like try out the interface etc and i might install it on future compters

dunedin_ree, Jan 2, 4:19am
Use a live CD if you want to "try it out". Do you have an Intel Mac?

gazzanova69, Jan 2, 6:55am
Virtualbox is similar to vmware and its free

osymandias, Jan 2, 10:18am
@8 and slow as hellIf you just want to muck around, it's worth getting VMware or Parallels. Additionally, they will come in handy for those times you have to use windows. If you really can't afford to pay right now, you can get a serial in all the usual places - then buy a legit one when you can.

hialea, Jan 2, 10:36pm
No i dont have an intel mac i have an imac g4

little_egypt, Jan 2, 10:39pm
You need a PPC version of Ubuntu then http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/hardy/release/

cybertao, Jan 2, 10:40pm
Https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPC There's a wiki page that might be useful as well.

cybertao, Jan 2, 11:37pm
I just had a wee look and you can install the PowerPC version of Ubuntu on the PS3 or an Xbox360 with a modified drive. Cool.

little_egypt, Jan 2, 11:43pm
Http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/intrepid/ I just checked again, there's a PPC version of Intrepid (8.10) too. Might as well run the more recent version.

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