Which Linux Is Best???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by metalman1253, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. metalman1253 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my new Macbook Unibody (WEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!) and I installed Ubuntu and found nothing worked. Which operating system should I install? Looking for any suggestions:D
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Nothing worked? I've run Ubuntu on a few different Macs and haven't had any problems. That's the one I was going to recommend, anyway. You can try Debian if you like...
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you can't get Ubuntu to work, you won't get anything to work on another distro. Care to try again?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, I agree too... did you make use of the Community pages for installing Ubuntu on a MBP?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro

    EDIT: If you have zero Linux experience, I'd also recommend you consider installing it inside a virtual environment like Parallels or VMWare first... you don't have to deal with boot issues and you have the benefit of simultaneously having the Mac fully functional on the OS X side.
     
  5. SteinMaster macrumors 6502

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    I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed in VMWare Fusion. The newest version of VMWare Fusion supports Ubuntu 9.04 installation (and vice versa). Fusion also has the drivers necessary to run Ubuntu without having to manually install them. It works like a charm.
     
  6. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

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    Um what do you exactly mean by nothing worked? I've always found the easiest way to install any Linux for me is to burn the distro to a cd/dvd with the bootloader so you can boot from that. The best looking and easiest for people new to Linux would be to try Mint or Kubuntu. It would be nice to know what exactly is not working and what you have tried.
     
  7. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Why install linux when you already have a UNIX operating system?

    It would be like like drinking warm near beer that's been sitting in the car all day when you have some real beer in the fridge.

    It just makes no sense.
     
  8. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Because it's FREE duh, Snow Leopard costs $29!!! :D
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  10. njl macrumors regular

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    i run kubuntu in virtual box.. runs like a charm.
     
  11. H&Kie macrumors regular

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    Running Ubuntu 9.04 in Parallels 4 on my iMac. No issues on my side.
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    If you bought your Mac recently, it's $10.

    Thought you said unibody MacBook, so I guess you got it used.
     

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