Mac mini and FreeBSD

David Leimbach leimy2k at
Fri Jan 21 15:58:41 PST 2005

And once you have FreeBSD PPC... you can do weird stuff like this:

Ok it's not that weird.

On Jan 21, 2005, at 2:29 PM, Garance A Drosihn wrote:

> At 1:15 PM -0800 1/21/05, Joaquin Menchaca wrote:
>> What do people thinking about the Mac mini  
>> ( and FreeBSD?  This little
>> computer is just so so tempting. :-)
>> Think there should be any issues?
> In a reply to one of my recent messages, Peter said:
>     I'd say there's a very good chance [that FreeBSD/PPC will work on
>     the Mac-mini]. My guess is that it's Powerbook-style internals,
>     i.e. the Intrepid ASIC:
> Macintosh_CPUs-G4/15inchPowerBookG4/index.html
>     And there shouldn't be any issues with that.
> I can use a Mac-mini for other purposes if it does not work out with
> FreeBSD/PPC, so I'm going to try to get up early tomorrow to see if
> I can get to the local Apple Store early enough to pick one up.  If I
> succeed at that, I'll let people on this list know how well I make
> out with FreeBSD/PPC on it.
> -- 
> Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
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