linux ubuntu...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dragonmantek, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. dragonmantek macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2007
    New York
    i didnt really see any other place to post this thread, so dont bug me about that, if you want me to move it to somewhere else i will.

    okay, so my friend keeps telling me about how awesome linux is, so i did some research and i got refit, and now i can triple boot, into my 3 partitions.

    so i now have OS X 10.5.2, Windows Vista 32, and Linux 7.10

    now i struggled to get linux working because i didnt have any drivers for it, so i got them off of the leopard installation cd (for windows, because windows drivers can be used for linux), and then i got it working.

    but when i started using linux more i got bored, its not a very exciting operating system, the only thing i see using it is for, internet browsing, and thats it.

    anyone else think they can help me enjoy my linux experience before i flame it?
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    You're alllllll confused.

    That's how it's done.

    Linux 7.10 has not been released, I believe you are referring to Ubuntu 7.10, which is the older version of Ubuntu Linux. 8 is the current version.

    Windows drivers cannot be used in Linux. Only Wifi drivers to some extent, but you shouldn't be using that method, as Ubuntu 8 supports Wifi out of the box.

    I'm sorry.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I suggest trying some eye candy out for Ubuntu.....also look google top linux apps, or top linux games
  4. dragonmantek thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2007
    New York
    hmmm, will do, but about the driver thing, when i got it, it didnt come with the driver for wifi out of the box, it pissed me OFFFFF.

    and i have hardy heron 7.10, didnt install 8 yet.

    i basically spent like 4 hours, custom installing the wifi driver.

    alright, i guess i'll google some stuff, oh and another thing.

    i can't figure out how the fudge to install stuff. i go to the install/add programs thingy, and i can't find the program i want, say google earth. so i go to google earth, and download the file, and it doesnt work, and that happened for alot of the stuff i wanted to install.

    and, yes i know, so many ands, where do i get all the crazy graphical stuff thats shown on youtube, like moving backgrounds, wiggly windows and stuff like that, thanks.
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    All you had to to is enable restricted drivers and everything would have worked.
  6. GibsonMarshall macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    I just put Ubuntu 8.04 on my MBP and am using it through Parallels. It's all right. It reminds me a lot of Windows XP.

    After I finally figured out how to find the disk image in the Parallels OS setup, it was pretty easy after that. I had to go back and adjust my network settings for it connect to the internet.

    I bought XP Lite today and I will need the actual disk to load it up. I've been having problems with my XP disk.

    Linux was a lot easier to install and didn't take as long.

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