Linux on Mac damaging the CPU?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shadewind, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. shadewind macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
  2. gatepc macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    Well I can say that I have installed and ran Ubuntu linux a few years ago on my mac mini without any problem. Linux usually has great driver support for mac computers as well.
  3. shadewind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2010
    For how long did you run it? Did you do something CPU intensive on it?

    Anyway... anyon else know anything?
  4. cygni macrumors regular


    Jan 1, 2005
    I had Yellowdog Linux on an old iBook for a few years, before I took it apart and transferred the internal components to a new machine. Currently, I boot between Windows, Mac OS, and Ubuntu, with no issue after several months on an Intel MacBook. I also used Debian, but that is through VMWare, so doesn't count.

    I found using Compiz and a web design software used a lot of CPU resources, but never more than using Google Chrome or Flash in OS X. Have not experienced any issues with Linux at all, actually.

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