Dealing with Macs

Jeff Jibson jeff.jibson at parentlink.net
Mon May 21 10:16:24 MDT 2012


On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Eric Jacobs <eric at chomp.us> wrote:
> You can dual boot macs without violating license. Interestingly enough, this is what Linus Torvalds has done for the last few years because he likes Apple hardware.
>

The problem with dual booting, is when dealing with Mac issues, I
can't work on other things.  Which is why I was hoping for a vm
solution.

> Last time I did this, I used rEFIt. You have to change some EFI settings, and rEFIt helps you do that. You can find it here: http://refit.sourceforge.net/ The process was dead simple. I was up and running in Linux on a 15" macbook pro in about an hour. That hour included the whole Fedora install. I would just skip the VM and run Linux natively.
>
> Here is my $0.02 on OS X:
> I really love the window manager. The feature formerly called Expose, >

My biggest objection to the UI is it heavily uses the mouse.  The
second biggest objection to it is that is takes up so much real
estate.

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> Eric Jacobs
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