Running Debian 10/unstable on Apple Powermac G5

Posted on Sat 13 March 2021 in linux, apple • Tagged with apple, powerpc, debian, linux


Updated on 14-mar-2021 with webbrowser and diskperformance info.

G5 internals large

As an Apple fan I've been collecting some vintage hardware. The Powermac G5 was bought from a video editor like five years back and was actually used by her up till that point. After booting it and enjoying the pretty …

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snapper as time machine alternative on Debian GNU/Linux

Posted on Thu 14 January 2021 in linux • Tagged with opensource, btrfs, debian, backup


It must have been a year ago already that I reinstalled my Dell XPS laptop with Debian GNU/Linux. At install time I figured I really wanted to be able to snaphot filesystems, so I made sure I used btrfs as filesystem. Actually doing something with it was put …

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Ervaringen Clevo NL51GU met Debian 10

Posted on Sat 06 June 2020 in opensource • Tagged with debian, clevo

De afgelopen jaren heb ik al meerdere stappen gedaan / pogingen ondernomen om (weer) Linux op mijn laptop gebruiken. Rond 2005 heb ik de overstap gemaakt naar MacOS, maar de omstandigheden en de markt zijn ondertussen zo veranderd dat ik nu ook weer andere opties zie. Eerst heb ik eerste geprobeerd …

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Debian 10 on my laptop

Posted on Sat 22 February 2020 in opensource • Tagged with debian, dell_xps

Today I set up Debian 10 on an older Macbook. This for most part just worked, but it did involve a couple of extra steps when compared with Ubuntu. This is just a small note to future self to document the basic setup.

  • OS install via Debian DVD 1 on …

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