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    Mac and Unix/Linux

    I got a question. I see that there is a lot of apps that you can compile in a mac does that mean in like in Yellow Dog Linux or like in Mac OS X?

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    They should compile fine under Yellow Dog but compiling under OS X may not work. If you've used FreeBSD before you'll understand. Some source code needs modifying before it will compile on BSD. Most things should work fine, but some don't.

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    I have thought that whenever I get a large sum of money I will get a mac. I really like osX and would love to put yellow dog on the mac I would buy. Now in mac is there such a thing as dual booting? Excuse my ignorance

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    I can't tell you for sure, but I would think you could dual boot on a mac. I know that on older macs (without new world rom's) you had to boot into macOS first, and then linux/bsd/whatever from there. I have netBSD on a 68k mac and that's the case. I think on the newer macs (G3 + i believe) you can dual boot though, please somebody correct me if i'm wrong.

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    I'm pretty sure you can. If Macs were cheap (like pc cheap), I'd have one quicker than you could say 'Pineapples'

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    I have thought that whenever I get a large sum of money I will get a mac. I really like osX and would love to put yellow dog on the mac I would buy. Now in mac is there such a thing as dual booting? Excuse my ignorance
    Well, first of all, yes a "Brand New" Mac is a little more than you hope to pay for a system, but you can always buy a cheap one on eBay that will suit all your needs and more. For example, you can buy a PowerMac 7200 160MHz for about $100 with everything. Yeah that's seems pretty slow, but remember, these are Mac's with RISC processors we are talking about (It will run YDL 2.3 without a problem). The 7200 you can also upgrade to 1Gig of RAM, and even get a G4 800MHz upgrade for it!! (Soon to be 1GHz, as soon as Sonnet releases it) Even now you can buy a G4 500MHz upgrade for it for about $100 on eBay, or about $100 more from a retailer. So right there you would have spent $200-300 on a Mac almost on the cutting edge!

    As for dual-booting, it's almost required when dealing with older systems. There is a program that YDL comes with called BootX that once you turn it on, it pops-up a screen kinda like GRUB asking if you want to run MacOS, Linux, or mkLInux. Couldn't get any better. (Well, maybe) ;D

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    That's cool I might just get on e-bay and get myself a $100 mac box. That would be cool..

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    Here's a few to show you what they are going for Gmoreno.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2048227618

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2048388228

    Here's a link to what upgrades you can get for what machines. (The one's above can have the most recent G4 upgrades.)

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/crescendo_pci.html

    One more good link is:

    http://www.everymac.com

    With that link you can find out all about each and every Mac system and there max and min capabilities. Hope that helps you out!

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    alright thanks for your info

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    Here is a good link to building your own G4 Mac.

    http://www.macopz.com/buildamac/index.html

    Hope this proves to be helpful.

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