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I've been using Xubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” on my Macbook Pro Penryn (Early 2008 model) for several months now. Although there are few minor issues left unsolved, I'm quite happy with Xubuntu on my Mac because it simply works for me.

However, these past days, I've been considering replacing Xubuntu with a distro that hopefully has a much better hardware support out-of-the-box and could unleash the optimum performance of my Macbook Pro. --Like perhaps a distro that can magically help increase the battery life while decrease the hardware temperature when running.

At the moment, I have a short list of Linux distros that could replace Xubuntu Hardy on my Mac:

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the article wrote:
I would like to ask this question: What Linux distro works best with your Mac?"

Why would you buy an overpriced Mac and NOT run Mac OS?

It's like buying a Hummer and replacing it's motor with a moped engine.

what motor???

vonskippy wrote:

Why would you buy an overpriced Mac and NOT run Mac OS?

It's like buying a Hummer and replacing it's motor with a moped engine.

sorry if this comes too late to you, skippy, but MAC OS is the most vulnerable operating system which you can find... and, on top of that, you're NOT in control of your machine. On the other hand, mac hardware is great, which is a perfect match for the best O/S out there: GNU/Linux. If you doubt any of this, do some research on your own...

oh, by the way, hummers are no longer made in 2012, and MAC OS is still the crappiest out there.

and Linux is still the fastest on any hardware, faster than MAC OS and Windows (this is also verifiable on the 'net).

Mac's overpriced? Huh?

Mac's overpriced? Huh? Have you looked at why they're so expensive? 24" iMac has a genuine IPS monitor - not a crappy TN or moderately better S-PVA, but an IPS panel. Have you checked out the prices of them? NEC has a 24" IPS flat screen for $1000... That's ONE GRAND at online discount retailers and not $250-350 that you pay for a lowly 6 bit TN model. Also, they use expensive laptop components for the slim, sleek design and they don't use crappy Core 2 Duo 4200 processors and low end garbage like that. For $1700, it's a darn good computer for what you get.

I can agree that you already have Unix installed and it's a great system, but Linux is awesome, free, and allows users to have more control. Why not dual boot or run a VM of Linux?

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