I use Edubuntu in my school, but never tried it on a mac (I'd be interested in seeing how it works). That being said here is some info that may help.
Edubuntu's standard install is designed to be a server running LTSP. The selling point about edubuntu brining back your old equipment is by using them as terminals. If that is the setup you are going for then I'd get a decent computer and install edubuntu on it. Then have any older computers you want to revive, pxe boot. I'd be very suprised if you couldn't get the clamshell macs to pxe boot.
Here is a website I found for running ubuntu on a mac: http://lowendmac.com/crews/05/1214.html
PXE booting your mac may require booting off a floppy or usb key, a good place to start if you have trouble is: http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/index.php
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From: "Pamela Burke" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 2:14:07 PM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Edubuntu Newbie - basic question
I'm hoping one of your open source folks can set me straight on Edubuntu.
Have any of you installed Edubuntu on older Macs? I'd like to install it on an old Mac G3 PowerPC. Am I right in thinking I need to use version 6.10 for that? The only versions I can find of 7 are for Intels. I've even got an old clamshell & bubble iMac I'd like to try it out on - is it possible? I'm planning on these not being used for internet access, just a couple of simple wordprocessing/tuxpaint stations. My attempt to keep them out of the landfill.
Thanks a bunch!
Librarian, Marlboro School
Marlboro, VT 05344