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JonathanConway
July 30th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Has anyone successfully used Ubuntu on the new Macbook Aluminum?

I have a 13 inch one and I'm dying to install Ubuntu, but I heard there were some serious issues such as the CPU overheating and very short battery life.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook%20Aluminum#Known%20issues

This was back in January though... has anything changed since then?

Is there any way around these issues or should I just wait until Ubuntu supports Macbooks better?

hvthao
July 30th, 2009, 08:10 AM
About increasing battery life, you should use powertop. And you should let the minimum fan speed above 3000 to make your mac cool.