[SATLUG] A question for Mac users...

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 16:36:25 CST 2007


I wouldn't install Linux on an Intel Mac, just the PPC Macs. I swear
there is a definitely speed increase. The system just seems more
responsive. The only thing I don't like is not being able to run
NVIDIA or ATI graphics drivers. You're stuck with the ones that come
with Xorg.

On Dec 27, 2007 4:32 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> For some reason, I never thought about installing Linux on a new Mac, nor do
> I think I would ever want to.  To me, since they are all on intel hardware
> now, as mine is, its just like a PC.  The whole reason we got the Mac was to
> use OSX Leopard.  It would be kind of sad to go pay more money for the same
> hardware I can get from newegg at a fraction of the cost, and then strip off
> the OS and put Linux on it.  That's just for the new intel Macs though.  I
> would definitely want to try out Linux on a ppc Mac.  I don't have one, but
> I'm sure it would be cool.
>
> Ernest
>
>
> On Dec 27, 2007 2:21 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Dec 27, 2007 4:15 PM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Last I read he was using Fedora 7 on his main box.  Then again, he
> > always
> > > changes his distros out.  I primarily stick to Ubuntu, but I do install
> > new
> > > versions of other distros pretty regularly just to see what the rest of
> > the
> > > field looks like.
> >
> > Yeah, that's right. I seem to recall an interview I read asking this
> > very question. We're probably not the norm. Home server has Slack 12,
> > personal laptop has Ubuntu 7.10, at work I use Slackintosh 12 on my
> > Mac, and the servers are a combination of CentOS and Slack.
> >
> >
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Jeremy Mann
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