Dealing with Macs
steve at betterlinux.com
Mon May 21 10:24:25 MDT 2012
I used linux for years when my office got me a mac laptop. It was tempting to dual boot, but there were several issues for what i needed it for, so I ran a VM with linux in it and only used the mac environment for mac stuff.
After two years of VM ware issues (use something different if you use a VM for linux, their system integration kernel modules are always way behind the current kernel), I finally broke down and just installed iTerm2 (not iTerm, different product) and got reasonable terminal behavior and a very short learning curve and I now rarely ever start that VM.
Your mileage may vary, but the tools for the Mac have come a long way over the last few years, and VMs are often a pain in the rear. A little digging on the Internet and your Mac may actually do what you need.
On May 21, 2012, at 10:16 AM, Jeff Jibson wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> Eric Jacobs
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