Wich Linux Version on a iMac 10.6.8

nielsvdl

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Hello my name is Niels, I'm new here.

Is it possible to install a Linux Version on a iMac 10.6.8 with the following specs;

Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
processors: 1
cores: 2
Memory: 1GB
HDD: 256GB

I recently installed a clean version of Leopard. I noticed that with 1GB of RAM I cannot update to any other OS version because I need to add some more RAM to it. But actually I want Linux. Can someone prefer a Linux version that is getting recent updates and will work with my iMac or do I just need to add more RAM to it?

Kind Regards,

Niels.
 


brickwizard

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iMac 10.6.8
the answer is yes

I try to avoid working on Mac's,
so I assume its a 2008/9 machine [the 10,6,8 tells me it was originally built for snow leopard ]
It only has 1gb ram this will limit your choice of distributions to lightweight linux
you can upgrade the ram [i dont know by how much] if it can be increased to 2gb then there are some very nice medium weight distributions, if you can upgrade to 4 gb or more then any distribution should work BUT the c2 duo will be slow on the heavy builds
of you upgrade the ram, the next time you switch on it will be slow to boot whilst it dose a system check and initialises the new ram..
 

brickwizard

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what would be right for me but not necessarily for you, we recommend you download and test run live several distributions live [without installing] to see which works best on your equipment and which you like, the following article list several light distributions with the minimum equipment requirements,,

Bwiz
 

brickwizard

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So, if you would prefer a Linux version wich one would you prefer?
what would I choose,, because of the low ram my personal choice [not on the list] would be 32 bit MX linux with XFCE desktop, or up grade the ram and the 64 bit version
 

Dot

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i'd personally chose a minimalisitc distro like arch (may not be the best for beginners) with a desktop environment like lxqt/lxde , that thing can run in under 400mb at idle
 
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