[K12OSN] K12 on on imac ppc

William Fragakis william at fragakis.com
Fri Jul 3 16:26:18 UTC 2009

The second generation imacs (iirc, ppc 350-400 mhz) work better than the
first generation. Video isn't speedy because the ppc radeon driver
doesn't work well. If you want to get really cute, use xfce as the
desktop with one of the OS X type themes.

You may want to spend some time disconnecting the old hard drives as
they get really whiny (loud) with age. You can do this through the
bottom panel that accesses RAM.

I pressed my imac as my first client on my home (test) system when it's
hard drive died.


On Fri, 2009-07-03 at 12:00 -0400, k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:
> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 20:11:40 -0400
> From: Simon Fondrie-Teitler <simonft at gmail.com>
> Subject: [K12OSN] K12 on on imac ppc
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
>         <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Message-ID:
>         <b0a5c1350907021711j4d72218jdc50ba756a7534a4 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> Would this work? Does anybody have any experience using it? I am
> working at
> a school with a large amount of old imacs and soon emacs lying around,
> unused. Would k12 run smoothly on them? If so, would I need a special
> set up
> if I wanted to use a non-ppc sever, as I don't see getting a powerful
> enough
> ppc server feasible?
> Thank you.

More information about the K12OSN mailing list