Why dual boot ubuntu on mac osx?

Oweng4000

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This is going to sound like a troll thread but I don't mean it to be. I was just wondering why I would dual boot Ubuntu on my computer. It just seems that many of the programs available for Linux have ports for Mac(Wine, Nexuiz, OpenArena). Can someone tell me some of the advantages compared to Mac?
I know it's free and Open Source, but that really doesn't affect my decisions very much.

Thanks,
Owen
 

Oweng4000

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Nov 29, 2011
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Not sure what you mean by this, as I didn't make any statements(are you agreeing with me, or pointing out that linux is not for me, or something else)? I guess I'm asking if it provides me with any features that are not available in MacOSX, I.E. faster, better programs, more usability,
 

soco

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Not sure what you mean by this, as I didn't make any statements(are you agreeing with me, or pointing out that linux is not for me, or something else)? I guess I'm asking if it provides me with any features that are not available in MacOSX, I.E. faster, better programs, more usability,
I meant to, in a short-and-to-the-point manner, exemplify that you hit the nail on the head on your own.

You said certain factors of Linux don't effect your decision to use it in conjunction with Mac OS X. Well, guess what. Others are effected by certain factors and decide, then, to use Linux in conjunction with Mac OS X.

Choices. :cool:
 

roadbloc

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This is going to sound like a troll thread but I don't mean it to be. I was just wondering why I would dual boot Ubuntu on my computer. It just seems that many of the programs available for Linux have ports for Mac(Wine, Nexuiz, OpenArena). Can someone tell me some of the advantages compared to Mac?
I know it's free and Open Source, but that really doesn't affect my decisions very much.

Thanks,
Owen
Plenty of reasons. You could be a Debian Linux developer. You could be wanting to save a few £ by using Ubuntu Server instead of OS X Server. Ubuntu could run a program that OS X can't. You could just simply like playing around with Ubuntu and testing out new releases (my reason).

Does it really matter? I mean, really? Who cares?
 

waloshin

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Simple Ubuntu is more attractive then Mac Osx.
Ubuntu is a lot more fun to toy with too.
 
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