Best Linux for SAM460

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Best Linux for SAM460

Postby HKvalhe » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:17 pm

What is the best Linux OS to run on SAM460? I have been considering using the best possible PPC Linux for SAM460 that has every feature you can expect from Windows. Where i am able to record and play video at full speed in highest possible quality. Where i can use any WIFI-printer to print, fax, scan and copy all in one, where i can surf the net without slowdowns and problems, where i can use a WebCam to Skype with my contacts if i want. The best possible PPC Linux for SAM460 that is both fast, nice-looking and easy to use and run.

Is the best Linux Ubuntu or Debian for SAM460?
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby zzd10h » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:30 pm

"where i can use a WebCam to Skype "

Forget Skype, it is not LinuxPPC compatible :(
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby HKvalhe » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:58 pm

zzd10h wrote:"where i can use a WebCam to Skype "

Forget Skype, it is not LinuxPPC compatible :(


I see what you mean. But for all other things would you recommend Ubuntu or Debian?
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby zzd10h » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:23 am

I can't recommend you something, I have a x1000, not a SAM460.
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby HKvalhe » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:29 pm

zzd10h wrote:I can't recommend you something, I have a x1000, not a SAM460.


Perhaps there isn't a recommendation at all, but rather an user experience. I assume you use Ubuntu Linux on your X1000? What is your experience with Ubuntu, if that is the one you use?
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby Spectre660 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:56 pm

AmigaOS 4.1 currently does video playback better than Linux on the Sam460 with the RadeonHD 2.4 driver and Liveforit Mplayer.
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby javierdlr » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:56 pm

HKvalhe wrote:What is the best Linux OS to run on SAM460? I have been considering using the best possible PPC Linux for SAM460 that has every feature you can expect from Windows. Where i am able to record and play video at full speed in highest
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Is the best Linux Ubuntu or Debian for SAM460?


It depends on your's taste :-)
But don't expect to be "on-pair" of X86 distros/versions as some drivers are missing on SAM460ex boards (internal audio, 3D depending gfx board IIRC)

Lubunut+Mate_Desktop: http://www.xenosoft.de/Sam_Lubuntu_15.0 ... tall-1.ISO
Devian flavour: http://www.xenosoft.de/Sam_Debian_Jessi ... tall_1.iso

or any of those ISO (most are netinstalls):
http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/ ... #downloads

Right now I'm using (testing) Lubunut+Mate_Desktop on my SAM460ex.
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Re: Best Linux for SAM460

Postby HKvalhe » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:21 pm

javierdlr wrote:
HKvalhe wrote:What is the best Linux OS to run on SAM460? I have been considering using the best possible PPC Linux for SAM460 that has every feature you can expect from Windows. Where i am able to record and play video at full speed in highest
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Is the best Linux Ubuntu or Debian for SAM460?


It depends on your's taste :-)
But don't expect to be "on-pair" of X86 distros/versions as some drivers are missing on SAM460ex boards (internal audio, 3D depending gfx board IIRC)

Lubunut+Mate_Desktop: http://www.xenosoft.de/Sam_Lubuntu_15.0 ... tall-1.ISO
Devian flavour: http://www.xenosoft.de/Sam_Debian_Jessi ... tall_1.iso

or any of those ISO (most are netinstalls):
http://www.supertuxkart-amiga.de/amiga/ ... #downloads

Right now I'm using (testing) Lubunut+Mate_Desktop on my SAM460ex.


Lubunut Mate you say? Very interesting. I will keep it in mind. I know it is not quite on the pair with Windows or something like that out there, but at least it has printer support and such, which i consider very important, as i am heavily into photo editing and scanning old pictures is a nice thing, too.

Thanks for telling me :) Will check them out :)
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