My original testbed was a Late 2005 2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 Dual with 3 GB of RAM and two hard drives, one with OS X 10.4 Tiger, the other with OS X 10.5 Leopard.It’s my most powerful PowerPC Mac, so I figured it would be a good way to take Linux for a spin. It’s built into Mac OS X to ensure that most of your existing applications live a long and fruitful life. Protect your investment. Here are all the instructions you’ll need: double-click the application icon. Behind the scenes, Rosetta dynamically translates most of your PowerPC-based applications to work with your Intel-based Mac.

Devices and Mac OS X version

VLC media player requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. It runs on any 64bit Intel-based Mac. Previous devices are supported by older releases.
Note that the first generation of Intel-based Macs equipped with Core Solo or Core Duo processors is no longer supported. Please use version 2.0.10 linked below.

Mac Specs: By Processor: PowerPC G4. Complete technical specifications for every Apple Mac using the PowerPC G4 processor are listed below for your convenience. For other processors, please refer to the main By Processor page. Also see: Macs By Series, Mac Clones, By Year, By Case Type and Currently Shipping. If you find this page useful, please Bookmark & Share it. Classilla and TenFourFox – ports of the current Firefox web browser, optimized for Mac OS 9 (Classilla) and PowerPC Macs running OS X Tiger (TenFourFox). Get online with your vintage Mac! PrintToPDF – a free utility to create PDF files on classic Macs running System 7 through Mac OS 9. This is a handy way to keep the formatting of old. Quite a few people still have Power Mac G5s kicking around, and quite a few people have iMac G3s around as well. That's our guess of what still has the most ground in the PowerPC World. The PPC Archive team ourselves has a variety of machines, ranging from iMac G3s, Blue and Whites, iBooks, PowerBooks, and G5 systems!

Powerpc

Web browser plugin for Mac OS X

Support for NPAPI plugins was removed from all modern web browsers, so VLC's plugin is no longer maintained. The last version is 3.0.4 and can be found here. It will not receive any further updates.

Older versions of Mac OS X and VLC media player

We provide older releases for users who wish to deploy our software on legacy releases of Mac OS X. You can find recommendations for the respective operating system version below. Note that support ended for all releases listed below and hence they won't receive any further updates.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Use VLC 2.2.8. Get it here.


Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Use VLC 2.0.10. Get it for PowerPC or 32bit Intel.


Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later is required

Use VLC 0.9.10. Get it for PowerPC or Intel.


Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is required

Use VLC 0.8.6i. Get it for PowerPC.


Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

Use VLC 0.8.4a. Get it for PowerPC.


Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and 10.1 Puma

Use VLC 0.7.0. Get it for PowerPC.

Contents

  1. Long-term support releases

Since 7.04 Ubuntu, PowerPC downloads of Ubuntu are not available on all Ubuntu mirrors. Below you'll find links to the ISOs on the main Ubuntu server, as well as, help on finding mirrors.

Please review the PowerPC FAQ and the PowerPC Known Issues pages before installing. All the information you need for a successful install should be in those pages, so make sure you check them out first before wasting your time and effort on needless internet searches. Please do tell somebody on the Apple forum if you think the instructions are unclear or are missing something, but it would be great if you could make the improvement yourself!

You may also wish to read the general release notes.

14.04 Trusty Tahr

Lubuntu (LTS, 3 years)

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Server (LTS, 5 years)

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/trusty/release/

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/trusty/

12.04 Precise Pangolin

Ubuntu (LTS, 5 years)

Desktop live install CD, server install CD, alternate install CD, and preinstalled desktop image for various platforms

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/release/

Kubuntu (LTS, 5 years)

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/precise/release/

Lubuntu

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/precise/release/

Xubuntu (LTS, 3 years)

Lego star wars 2 levels. Install via the mini/alternate CDs following the instructions in the PowerPC FAQ.

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/precise/

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/lucid/

Lubuntu

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/

Kubuntu

Desktop live install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/

Server

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/

The following iso's are available for testing. In order for an iso to be released it must complete a series of test cases - volunteers are needed for this! Please also report bugs so that they get fixed prior to release.

Ubuntu MATE

  • Live CD - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/daily-live/current/

Lubuntu

Powerpc G4 Linux

  • Live CD - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/

  • Alternate CD - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily/current/

Ubuntu-Server

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/daily/current/

Netboot/Mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/

  • http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

More specifically

  • http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/ports/releases/

This is not an complete list (please add to it). Using the list of official CD mirrors and a bit of ingenuity traversing the mirror directory structures (for example, click on the Parent Directory/ or ./ link) you can probably find more mirrors that contain PowerPC releases. Most PowerPC ISOs are in a ports directory, but for others (e.g. 12.04) you can find them in the releases directory. Daily development builds can be found with other architectures in the daily/ (Alternate CD) or daily-live/ (Desktop CD) directories.

Academic Computer Club, Umeå University, Sweden

  • http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/

Silicon Hill, Czech Republic

  • http://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/ubuntu-cdimage/

University of Waterloo Computer Science Club, Canada

  • http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu-ports-releases/

LeaseWeb, United States

  • http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/ubuntu-cdimage/

Powerpc Mac For Sale

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • http://ubuntu.mirror.tudos.de/ubuntu-dvd/ports/releases/

Internode, Australia

  • http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/

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