What linux you run beside mac OSX

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by italiano40, Oct 10, 2007.

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What linux distro?

  1. Ubuntu

    72.5%
  2. SUse

    9.8%
  3. Red Hat

    7.8%
  4. Gentoo

    5.9%
  5. other

    3.9%
  1. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    i use ubuntu 7.10 and mac osx and i was wondering who else runs linux and what kind.

    but with leopard and spaces on leopard i am going delete it and make it a EMU and see if i can start it up on a new spaces that would be cool:rolleyes:
    :apple:
     
  2. Stu L Tissimus macrumors newbie

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    *sigh*

    OS X is BSD/Unix. It is not Linux. The full name for the Linux kernel is GNU/Linux: Gnu's Not Unix. :p

    Not to mention that this topic is completely out of place.
     
  3. italiano40 thread starter macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    hey
    i have used Linux for 16 years
    i use the first version of Linux
    and since it runs on my macbook pro
    i think this is a perfect place
    :D
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I put ubuntu, but I never boot into it. Once 7.10 gets released, I'll wipe, upgrade, and hope that it works better. I can't stand how I've constantly got to recompile my wireless drivers, or ignore updates so beryl keeps working.. ugh!
     
  5. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    I was running ubuntu for a little bit on a macbook. I kind of liked it. I'm going to see what version of linux I can install on my lombard powerbook.
     
  6. DerChef macrumors 6502

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    I installed Ubuntu 7.04 using Parallels desktop 3.0

    I constantly put the image on an external HD to save space then bring it back to play with it. :p

    Overall I prefer SUSE actually :confused:
     
  7. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, cool it.......it's a fair question.......
     
  8. mavherzog macrumors 6502

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    So, Stallman would like you to think. ;)

    "GNU/Linux" is what rms would like you to call the complete system...linux kernel plus the GNU tools that round out most distros. Debian is really the only distro that embraces this and labels their distro as such.
     
  9. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

    WildPalms

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    Exactly! Thank you. I threw my mouse down in disgust when I read the OP. So many green-peeps entering the forums lately. A little googling goes a long way people. *sigh*
     
  10. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Not to mention also that OS X is based off Darwin, Open Source BSD kernel.
     
  11. juxtaposer macrumors regular

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    I use Ubuntu, just for the little geek in me really. I know that Mac OS X has all the apps and utilities that I could possibly need, but Ubuntu is there if I feel like messing around with a few little things here and there. :)
    I think I'll leave the "Mac OS is not Linux" argument to the far more knowledgeable members than I.
     
  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    I took the title of the thread to mean either hosting Linux on VMWare, and therefore running it beside OSX, or maybe dual-booting a Mac and having Linux sat beside OSX on the hard disk.

    Chill out people. It's quite possible to correct someone without being overbearing in the process.

    Back on topic, I run Ubuntu 7.10. The wireless driver thing is much easier now due to the Restricted Drivers Manager. I was also pleasantly surprised by just how easily the upgrade from 7.04 went on my PowerBook, since previously I've always wiped and re-installed from CD.
     
  13. russell.h macrumors regular

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    I'm confused. What is wrong with the OP?

    If you are referring to "What linux do you run beside mac OSX" I'm pretty sure that I and most intelligent humans would read that to mean "What Linux distribution are you running in addition to OS X", not "Aside from OSX-linux what other linux are you running?" as I can only imagine you read it as.
     
  14. jstad macrumors regular

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    ubuntu but only because I could not get my macbook to run gentoo (i must be an idiot)
     
  15. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    rotflmao - you idiots took something so simple as the op asking what version f linux do you run along side mac os to be some sort of attack the mac os is linux were did the op say this im dyslexic and i read it right.
    Anyone with two brain sells could tell thats what he ment and if not instead of attacking him a lil correction or god forbid ask him what he ment.
     
  16. craig1410 macrumors 65816

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    You said it babyjennifer, they are Pedantic with a capital D!! (Only kidding...):D
     
  17. mavherzog macrumors 6502

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    Sub-optimal choice of thread title...but don't beat him up. Just answer the question! ;)

    I've been running linux seriously since RedHat v.3.0.3. (dabbled with slackware before that) I've had significant seat time (meaning, running as my primary desktop or supporting a server implementation for more than 6 months) with RedHat, SuSE, TurboLinux, Debian, Gentoo, and Ubuntu. Gentoo was my distro of choice for the past several years...but I have grown tired of it and have opted for Debian on my servers and Ubuntu on the desktop (which I am using right now on my ThinkPad).

    On my Mac's I don't dual boot, but do use Parallels heavily. I have VM's for FreeBSD, several Linux distros, and Solaris x86. (I'm not really a "switcher" in the classic sense as I've never used the nasty on my personal computers...basically, just added OS X to the other UNIX and UNIX-like OS's I use on a regular basis)
     
  18. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    I've been a Red Hat guy for years. Being certified paid the bills for a long time.

    I just haven't built up a system to play with Ubuntu yet, and now that Comcast is being so awesome about torrents, I can't even get a working ISO downloaded.

    When I decommission my current PC, it will turn into a big Red Hat box. I like OSX enough that I won't be running any other operating systems on the Mac.
     
  19. chem macrumors regular

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    Ubuntu 7.10 is a steaming pile. openmpi compilers are completely broken (literally do not do anything when run), and simple things like audio out and cdrom are broken-by-default when the user is a NIS login. Fast user switching? oh yeah, when you switch back nautilus pegs the CPU at 100% until killed and restarted. What a bunch of crap.

    Fedora 7 and Fedora 8 are actually decent distros for people that need to get work done. Luckily, OS X is strong enough (with fink) that I can get work done on my Mac without dual booting :)
     
  20. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    I'm such a doofus that the first time I needed an SSH client I started hitting the web before I figured out that there's one if I would have just used the terminal. I love the fact that OSX is sitting on top of a Unix environment.
     

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