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Ubuntu and Power Mac G5 Dual Core 2.3 Ghz

Unread postby mnorton » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:26 am

hi,

My OS X 10.5.8 is still chugging along just great. The only things I really can't do "from my perspective" are NetFlix (Intel M$ Silverlining) and Web GL (which I don't know why it isn't enabled in OS X 10.5.8 Safari).

So if I dive in to Ubuntu.
1. Can I watch Hulu? Number one criteria.
2. Will flash apps and games work (snesbox.com)? GNASH???
3. Will WebGL work in the browser provide? Number 2 Criteria
There is a demo link here to tell you if the browser supports WebGL
http://learningwebgl.com/lessons/lesson01/index.html
4. Will my 7800GT card work properly?

What's your experience with Ubuntu on the G5?

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Re: Ubuntu and Power Mac G5 Dual Core 2.3 Ghz

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:35 pm

The 7800GT might work with WebGL under AuroraFox.

Hulu should work just fine on PPC OS X -- even on 10.4, with Flash installed. I just tried it with 0.9.10, and I'm still able to watch shows.
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Re: Ubuntu and Power Mac G5 Dual Core 2.3 Ghz

Unread postby mnorton » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:12 am

I have Hulu running under OS X 10.5.8.
Just curious if it worked with Ubuntu.

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Re: Ubuntu and Power Mac G5 Dual Core 2.3 Ghz

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:05 pm

Gnash works for stuff like HomestarRunner and Newgrounds cartoons, but it doesn't handle Flash video players well, in my experience. I struggled for days to get Lightspark to run on Debian on a G5, and that could play YouTube, except it was crashy as hell.
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