Maverick Meerkat on a Mac Machine - Lots of M!

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Something rather unusual for today: A short review and a screenshot tour of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on a Mac, including phenomenal hardware detection with Wireless adapters and graphics card via Additional drivers, Bluetooth devices, USB and FireWire external storage formatted with HFS, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-maverick-mac.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Meriadoc

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    Cool. I've just resurrected an eMac, gave it 1Gb ram, popped in a wireless card and over-clocked it with one solder joint. I needed to replace Panther and install Tiger or Leopard (it will not take Snow Leopard) to get pages such as youtube to work...but now you've made me think and will play with some distros.
     
  3. vasa1

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    Inspired, no doubt, by my Natty Narwhal nixes Gnome ;) ;)
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I wrote this about a week, a week-and-a-half ago, when did you post yours? :)
    Mrk
     
  5. linuxforall

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    And they say Linux has trouble detecting hardware, LOLOL! understatement and FUD galore, good review Mrk, nice take on those looking to try out Ubuntu on Mac.
     
  6. wat0114

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    Hi Mrk,

    nice review again, as usual. However, this was only a live cd test, was it not, so even though it detected the hardware and even offered up some drivers, how can this conclusively determine Mac hardware support without actually attempting to install it on the machine, then test further for proper functionality? Please elucidate me if I'm misunderstanding things here, but a live cd tour just doesn't seem a thorough enough test for compatibility on the Mac hardware.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    Except the ATI driver, which needs a reboot, everything was configured and working properly. Everything. The fact you also have drivers for your ATI card indicates that after the installation, you would get a prompt for the same, install it and enjoy full 3D accelleration to the best capabilities of your card and programs supporting its use.

    So, the live CD is as indicative as possible - when things work.
    When they don't, they might work after the installation, but not vice versa.
    So in fact, the live CD is the most modest subset there is; in fact, you may get even more functionality after you install, especially if some drivers need a reboot.

    Mrk
     
  8. Ocky

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    I wonder whether Mrk, by utilising his persuasive powers, would be able to coax his brother into installing Ubuntu for keeps ?
    When that happens it will surely be newsworthy ? :argh:

    PS. Thanks for the review - very enlightening.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    My brother is almost as geek as me. However, for him Mac is a tool. It's not that he dislikes Windows or Ubuntu or anything, he just uses the best tools for the job. As I do. Very simple. If and when I decide that Mac is what I need to do, I will buy and use one, or two, or five.

    P.S. He may have an Ubuntu installed as a virtual machine.

    Mrk
     
  10. mack_guy911

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    thanks god my brother is not a geek when he was sleeping i make ubuntu dual boot with its xp and tweak every thing including making all media files play in vlc.auto updates...etc

    now he is using ubuntu only :D
     
  11. mack_guy911

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    one thing very good thing about your tutorial mrk

    you can recommend old mac users like meriadoc say to look at ubuntu as option as well before spending few more $$$$ :D

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