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Is the current version of Ubuntu usable on a PPC mac?

I've got a "lamp shade" mac from 2003 that I'd like to recycle into my first Linux computer. I'm not a programmer. So it appeals to me that Ubuntu is a download/upload kind of thing.

Apple iMac G4 1.25GHz

Any suggestions?

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Updated my answer, hope this helps more now. –  Alvar Aug 25 '12 at 10:48

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download the Desktop version for ppc computers from here. Then just make a bootable usb or CD, and install it from there.

A PPC Mac is a loose expression, I can't speak for your computer. You wont know until you try. But, if you look at the recommended system requirements and see that your PPC Mac fits that description, then go for it! Remember make a backup of your original system so you can go back if it doesn't fit your needs in terms of performance and such.

To quote the download site:

installs on systems with less than about 384MiB of RAM (although note that low-memory systems may not be able to run a full desktop environment reasonably).

The download link: (check alternate install)

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thanks, and sorry for my ignorance, but by "make a bootable usb or CD" do you mean burn the download onto it? or are there additional steps involved? –  Jen Jun 6 '12 at 0:28
@Jen Just have a look in the Ubuntu FAQ that I linked, it has all the solutions to the problems you may encounter. –  Alvar Jun 6 '12 at 0:36

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