Hi all.. With Intel having switched over to x86 now, you would think that all x86 software that even boots from cd would now work, (with exceptions for I/O, keyboard, trackpad) etc.. that Apple controls, unless u have UEFI support like Windows 7. however, i can't say many times, this just did not work... If Apple have crossed over to x86 architecture, why don't allot of x86 boot tools like Ultimate Boot CD work in all its glory on Mac ? So, many times on Mac, I've seen hangs or halt errors from reasons i dunno why early in the boot process of Linux based media. with certain tools. I could see the lack of BIOS would tools like dealing with erasing hard drives could potentially interfere, but apart from that its x86 code.. I would have though any Linux based media would just work as well as it would on PC without any hassle Why not ?