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zerobinary
February 28th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Guys, I am planning on buying a macbook, swapping it to a ssd and install ubuntu 10.10 on it
http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTM3NDg3NTI
I am just wondering is ubuntu 10.10 fully support this macbook?
I am getting it @$1000cad since I am a college boy LOL

Ben Page
February 28th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Apple does not officially support Ubuntu nor does Ubuntu officially support Apple PCs. But since MacBook is essentially an overpriced PC (Personal computer based on x86 architecture) there is no reason Ubuntu shouldn't work on this MacBook. If you look at the hardware, it's common PC hardware. Just don't expect OS X and Ubuntu playing good together, you will basically have to hackintosh that puppy if you want to dualboot outside bootcamp (which works with Windows only).
Otherwise, if you are planning to wipe the hdd clean and install Ubuntu as your primary OS, there wont be any problems.

aeiah
February 28th, 2011, 01:19 PM
since there isn't much variety in apple hardware compared to all those laptops designed for windows, you'll probably find that support is better than average for a laptop.

have a look here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook

zerobinary
February 28th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Just don't expect OS X and Ubuntu playing good together, you will basically have to hackintosh that puppy if you want to dualboot outside bootcamp
I don't want to dual boot it. I am installing ubuntu on my old ssd or new ssd depending on my bonus! LOL