I tend to agree with Zarf, but to each his own. However, I think that I would simply install Linux outright if I was going to do that. Slightly-used PPC Macintoshes are very easy to come by. Dual-booting, while possible, is complex when the hardware is basically inexpensive to begin with.
I think it’s pretty narrow to call my post flame bait and I don’t think you got the gist of my post at al (and I would also appreciate it if you could point out where else on the forums I have posted ‘flame bait’)l.
Now I don’t have a problem with people using Linux per se, but I don’t see the wisdom in running Linux on the PowerPC platform when it is much better suited to Intel/AMD hardware (of which I own quite a bit). The reason I mentioned SGI is that although they serve two very different market segments, both companies products benefit from the fact that the hardware is so intimatley tied to the software. As far as I can tell running Linux/FreeBSD/OpenBSD ect on apples or SGI’s give you none of the benefits and all the problems inherent to the platform.
If that works out OK for you then I certainly won’t argue, however I do find the choice quite peculiar. I did also forget to mention in my first post that I find the idea of running linux and OSX in parraleell quite cool actually, even if I personally wouldn’t have much use for a setup like that.
putting a linux on a slighty used mac may make sense, but i will agree fully with zark, that using linux on one that can run well Os X is at least of doubtfull value.
At least you can run Darwin with X11. And even that dont make much sense, as you cut yourself from the benefit of running the most advanced GUI existing, while this one wont interfer at all with anything you want to run in X11.