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    Thanks again , the8thstar, I'm glad to know this beforehand.

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    Re: Mac laptop

    About native dual-booting: I'm dual booting OSX 10.8.2 and Ubuntu 12.10 currently, until my pc laptop arrives
    It works quite well, the touchpad behves a bit differently like in OSX (worse in Ubuntu, but still OK), and I didn't have any sort of driver issues. Battery life isn't that great though (about 75% of OSX's, ~3h on my 2012 MBP 13" with 2.9ghz i5).
    I had to use refind as refit bugged out. Refind is a fork of the unmaintained refit.

    As far as virtualization goes, I made good experiences with VMware player, which is free (not OSS), and gives me better performance. Virtualbox should work as well, though.

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    Thanks for the input pschyska, As to the mac laptop, i'm thinking i probably
    wouldn't dual boot as i have another laptop already dedicated to linux.
    I am hoping that the mac can replace the photo editing functions that i use
    windows for. I don't use ubuntu for photo editing at all as i don't care for any of the current open source photo management software.

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    Re: Mac laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    Thanks for the input pschyska, As to the mac laptop, i'm thinking i probably
    wouldn't dual boot as i have another laptop already dedicated to linux.
    I am hoping that the mac can replace the photo editing functions that i use
    windows for. I don't use ubuntu for photo editing at all as i don't care for any of the current open source photo management software.
    I kanged my other thread with my view on macs: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...8&postcount=14

    If you need Photoshop, there isn't really another option than Mac OSX. Don't use Windows, life is too short for that ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by pschyska View Post
    I kanged my other thread with my view on macs: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...8&postcount=14

    If you need Photoshop, there isn't really another option than Mac OSX. Don't use Windows, life is too short for that ****
    Thank's for the link

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    Re: Mac laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by pschyska View Post
    About native dual-booting: I'm dual booting OSX 10.8.2 and Ubuntu 12.10 currently, until my pc laptop arrives
    It works quite well, the touchpad behves a bit differently like in OSX (worse in Ubuntu, but still OK), and I didn't have any sort of driver issues. Battery life isn't that great though (about 75% of OSX's, ~3h on my 2012 MBP 13" with 2.9ghz i5).
    I had to use refind as refit bugged out. Refind is a fork of the unmaintained refit.

    As far as virtualization goes, I made good experiences with VMware player, which is free (not OSS), and gives me better performance. Virtualbox should work as well, though.
    I'm also using dual boot OSX/Ubuntu on a Mac with refit, and keep having issues. Can I update refit to refind without destroying existing installations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fulopattila122 View Post
    I'm also using dual boot OSX/Ubuntu on a Mac with refit, and keep having issues. Can I update refit to refind without destroying existing installations?
    In my experiences there are generally always issues when OS X and Linux share a drive. When possible you should dedicate a drive to each. This is tricky when you have a laptop but you could always boot the lesser used one from a high speed thumb drive.

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    As mentioned earlier in this thread, you can dual boot using virtual box.
    Something i personally have no experience with.

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    Re: Mac laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by fulopattila122 View Post
    I'm also using dual boot OSX/Ubuntu on a Mac with refit, and keep having issues. Can I update refit to refind without destroying existing installations?
    I guess you can simply install refind over refit. It's an EFI boot loader so it replaces refit on the (normally hidden) EFI partition on the disk (it's a fat volume in case you wanna mount it, there are howtos on the internet to make it visible).
    The only downside I noticed it that there is a about 30s delay for me before showing me the boot options (osx and linux in my case). As I use hybrid standy mostly this doesn't matter much for me.

    Do a backup just in case

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