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Thread: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

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    Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    Been using Ubuntu latest on mbp alone. Few issues concern me is lengthy boot and shut down times compared to both os x/boot camp windows.

    Had dim brightness issue, but after updates and restart it came back to normal.
    Trackpad isn't as smooth like in osx/windows.
    Is there way we can change horrid font in Mozilla. Mine looks very ugly.

    Anyone using MBP single boot post some screenshots of their desktop setups

    Last edited by naggu; February 27th, 2012 at 05:05 AM.

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    Re: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    The boot time will always be a problem. You can reduce the grub menu from 10 seconds to 5 /etc/default/grub.
    Other than that I would love to hear what people have to suggest. Oh and the fonts, maybe this will help:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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    Re: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    So are there anyone actually using mbp for ubuntu only.

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    Re: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    I'm using a 2009 Macbook unibody with 11.10 on it. SSD and 8Gb of RAM. I like it except for the battery life, I have to constantly stay on top of it. Manage the display brightness and bluetooth to name a few. If you are looking at jumping ship from OS X and want to be different then do it. Just have to understand you are loosing the comfort and control of Apple to comforting and controlling things yourself.

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    Re: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    Do you use windows with VM by chance? Like I want to play WoW in windows smoothly but dont want to dual partition just for it.

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    Re: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    Sorry, haven't played any games on my Mac. I'm going to take a guess and say you should dual boot for that, for better performance.

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    Re: Single boot on Macbook Pro 7.1 - few concerns

    If you're running Mac OS X on a Mac, you're already not running Windows. Moreover, the F/OSS community is always at a disadvantage supporting Apple's hardware. Therefore, I've really never seen the point myself in running Linux as a desktop OS on a Mac.

    Now, taking an existing Mac and repurposing it as a Linux-based server to get continued service use out of it, I can totally see (in fact, I do this myself).

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