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    Power PC G4 OS Question
    Are there any operating systems that I could install on my PPC G4 (1.25GHz 512MB) other than OS X? (Maybe something like Chrome OS?)
    Thanks!

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    I doubt the Chrome OS would work, but you might check the Linux Ubuntu forums to see which version of Ubuntu will work on that machine. And forget about Windows.

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    Leopard OS X.5 is the best OS for your machine, but first increase the memory to 2GB assuming this is a MDD model G4. Other than Ubuntu, and I do not like Linux, the older OS 9, known as Classic, is the only option.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    windows on g4 is possible with virtual pc 7 but it extremly slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyo13579 View Post
    windows on g4 is possible with virtual pc 7 but it extremly slow
    1. Virtual PC 7 for Mac has been discontinued for what, eight years now? Good luck finding a copy of that ...

    2. I guess "possible" is an accurate term, but "extremely slow" doesn't even begin to cover it. It was "extremely slow" by computer standards of a decade ago; by today's standards, it's more like "glacial movement-esque" or "let's go watch the Milky Way revolve around us while we wait for this to load"

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    lol chas m even worse, much worse, than VPC was a software program for install Windows 95 on a Mac prior to VPC. And 'extremely slow' nowhere fits the bill on how slow it actually is!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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