I moved to linux... should I sell my rmbp15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by surjavarman, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    A month ago I had an old thinkpad lying around and out of boredom I bought a new ssd and installed linux on it. I have been using this laptop ever since instead of my rmbp15 (mid 2012).

    To be honest this thing has 1/3 the battery life of my mbp, is slower, does not have retina and its thicker. But in terms of os I don't miss anything at all. Facetime is a huge blow. I am using google hangouts now with friends but frankly its not as good as facetime/imessage. In terms of productivity I might even be faster on Linux than on OS X because of my choice of UI but thats tough to say.

    I also noticed that pixar and hollywood are all using linux. I was thinking I could still get some money if I sell my rmbp. Should I do it?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You do realize that you could just run Linux on your rMBP. Right?

  3. surjavarman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
  4. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2014
    London, UK
    It's up to you - I get the impression you've already made up your mind.

    Honestly I'd rather use OS X, because as I see it, OS X is Linux but with better commercial support for end-user applications.

    If you're perfectly happy with Linux and what it offers and you're also perfectly happy with your old non-retina MacBook Pro then by all means sell the Retina MBP and make some money.

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