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|Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:02 pm Post subject: How to Install Debian on Mac Mini
|How to Install Debian on Mac Mini
Sunday February 13, 2005
William Sowerbutts posted a posted a How to Guide on installing Debian on a Mac mini.
William Sowerbutts - "Apple's Mac Mini is something which a lot of Linux users have been waiting for: An inexpensive, readily available PowerPC system in a small, quiet and attractive chassis.
Debian is very popular on Intel i386 compatible systems. Due to the open source nature of the Linux kernel and the Debian operating system, it is possible to build the same software to run on the PowerPC processor found inside the Mac Mini. It's simple to swap your big, noisy old PC for the slim, svelte Mac Mini, and this page aims to show you how to do just this.
Personally, I bought the Mac Mini as a replacement for my girlfriend's aging 1GHz Pentium-III system. Thanks to the portability of Debian and its advanced package management tools, making her new Mac look like her old PC took only an hour or so."