Linux on Mac damaging the CPU?

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

  1. shadewind macrumors newbie

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  2. gatepc macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    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

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    For how long did you run it? Did you do something CPU intensive on it?

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

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    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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