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A Powerbook G3 Wallstreet running Linux (Lubuntu PPC). The Wallstreet has had the hard drive replaced, and more RAM added (total: 192MB). I also managed to get rid of extreme screen distortion that rendered the whole screen gray by disassembling the screen and re-attaching the cables (which were somewhat loose) to the lid.

Using Linux gives me full compatibility with the machines I use for work, so I can use this Wallstreet to write texts in Vim and upload them to my GitHub account. Linux also supports wireless wifi PCMCIA cards (which I use with it occasionally).

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Comment by Tony Ingesson on March 17, 2016 at 8:46am

Powerbook G3 "Mainstreet" (without the L2 cache) running the latest version of Lubuntu PPC. A PCMCIA ethernet card is necessary since the original ethernet port is broken.

Comment by Derek on March 17, 2016 at 7:18pm

I had some hope you were test driving MkLinux until I saw colour..

Comment by Tony Ingesson on March 18, 2016 at 4:33am

I'd never heard of MkLinux until now, very interesting! Thanks for bringing it up. I should add that my Mainstreet naturally has a dual-boot setup and also runs Mac OS 9.2.2.

Comment by Derek on March 18, 2016 at 11:27pm

Or if you want to get really obscure, MachTen. Don't ask me why it's still available for sale.


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