yes! more life in the mac forum!
yeah macs are comparable.
)theres 867MHz or dual 800MHz
mhz aren't everything, it's like 9 billion rpms on ata 66, apple has "1 gigaflop" of bandwidth to/from the processor (or something like that apple compared it to a highway being to narrow)
theres other things too that keep them up to speed.
my ibook just shipped, should get it thursday ;D
also mac os X you might wanna try, it's bsd based but with apples great user interface.
as for distros, theres www.linuxppc.com
, the most popular (it's like redhat), www.yellowdoglinux.com
, also redhat based, aimed for servers more, and there www.debian.org! i use debian, works fine on my old mac here (old world) but at work (newworld) i had a buttload of trouble getting it to dual boot. i'll make a pet about it with the ibook for os 9/X/linux.