I recently tried a couple of newer versions on the G4 iBook 1.42GHz model. It worked, and I even got all the drivers going, but turns out that the HDD (now 11 years old) basically gave up the ghost. For these older machines, I recommend Lubuntu, which is basically Ubuntu Linux with the lightweight LXDE desktop. I've got a number of old Wintel machines running Lubuntu to get a few more years of useful working life out of them. I'm getting a replacement HDD for the iBook G4. Despite the fact that it is the most obsolete, it is also the prettiest of my old Laptops and I'd really like to keep using it.
hi guys i need help , please . I have a ibook g4 1 g ram memory and 40 hd, do not know how install ubuntu 12.04,, when i press the ALT key.. that codes not write on the screen I do not want to stay with tiger,, I want to give life to my ibook g4. please help
Cool, but a shame you didn't get around to Yellow Dog, given that's developed specifically for PPC. The experience might have been better and more interesting than "It's Ubuntu but with some stuff not working." Would you ever consider revisting this for YDL?