LinuxPPC 1999 runs on PCI-based Power Macintosh computers and compatibles as well as PowerPC BeBox, PReP and CHRP machines.
PowerLogix manufactured 3rd party G3 and G4 upgrade cards for Macintosh. This is their driver software for a G3 daughter card from 1999. PowerLogix included a full install of LinuxPPC 1999 Release 5, on the CD which came with the G3 daughter card.
LinuxPPC is completely compatible with programs compiled for MkLinux, except for the few that make Mach system calls. MkLinux is Apple Computer's version of Linux that runs on top of the Mach kernel.
LinuxPPC is a completely PowerPC-native operating system that can co-exist peacefully on the same hard drive as your original operating system, such as Mac OS, AIX, or BeOS. By placing LinuxPPC on separate partitions from your other operating system, it can function independently without interfering with any of your other data. You can also share files between the two systems by mounting the partitions within LinuxPPC. If you prefer, you can also install LinuxPPC on a separate hard drive or have it completely replace your original OS as your primary system.
- A few features of LinuxPPC include:
- stable and fast - protected memory, preemptive multitasking, advanced virtual memory
- supports SCSI and IDE drives
- supports PCI-based 601, 603/603e, 604/604e/604r, and G3 machines (NuBus-based PowerMac 6100, 7100, and 8100 are not supported)
- shared library support, glibc 2.1, Linux 2.2 kernel
- compatible with both big and little endian filesystems
- floppy, sound, ethernet, and CD-ROM support
- serial and USB device support (can print to supported printers and use PPP through a modem).
- runs Netscape Communicator, MP3 players, and other popular internet/multimedia tools
- XWindows and several window managers (AfterStep, WindowMaker, Enlightenment, and desktop environments such as KDE and GNOME)
- free, powerful web server (Apache), anonymous FTP, file server, multi-user support
- Java support (JDK 1.1.7, 1.2)
- For Powermac users, BootX provides a simple OS chooser that allows you to select Mac OS or Linux at boot-up. You can also quit Mac OS and boot LinuxPPC from the Finder. Finally, BootX allows you to use Mac OS initialized video and install LinuxPPC without using a floppy
- X-based installer or Red Hat style installer
(530.62 MiB / 556.39 MB)
PowerLogix / ISO image, zipped
(409.52 KiB / 419.35 KB)
PowerLogix Cache Profiler application / compressed w/ Stuffit
(134.85 KiB / 138.08 KB)
PowerLogix v1.5 / BinHex'd, use Stuffit Expander
(331.84 KiB / 339.81 KB)
/ BinHex'd, use Stuffit Expander
(92.98 KiB / 95.22 KB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
(98.95 KiB / 101.32 KB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
Machines that can run LinuxPPC include:
- Apple Computer
- G3 desktop and Powerbooks, iMac, Blue & White G3, 9600, 9500, 8600, 8500, 8200, 7600, 7500, 7300, 7200, 6500, 6400, 6360, 5500, 5400, 4400, Powerbook 2400 and 3400, 20th Anniversary Macintosh
- RS6000 (PowerPC-based), 830, 850, 40P, Nobis, INDI
- StarMax (and all StarMax clones from APS, PowerTools, Mactell), PowerStack, Series E, PowerStack II
- Power Computing
- PowerBase, PowerWave, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro
- C500, C600, J700, S900, Apus 2000 and 300
Emulating this? It could probably run under: QEMU