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Old 04-06-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: OK, USA
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MacMini and Linux

Has anyone attempted to put Linux on a MacMini

If so, was it extremly difficult? Thinking of getting one =)

I immagine the USB Only for kb and mouse might cause some linux distros to complain... Looking for tips and if you got nothing better to do referrals =)

(WARNING: above link is a referal for a free mac mini program)
Old 04-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Tampere, Finland
Distribution: Debian, Familiar, OS X
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to my knowledge linux works fine in mac mini (except wlan, maybe)
but so does OS X...
if you really need a linux desktop, kde and gnome are available through fink/opendarwin for os x (plus gentoo for os x has many packages, too). i wouldnīt want to install linux on a mac (unless itīs a protest towards appleīs policy)
Old 04-06-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Tulsa, OK, USA
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I haven't tried it, but I don't think USB keyboard/mouse would be a problem. Mine are both USB only and I've been running Linux (several distros) for almost a year and haven't had a problem.
Old 04-07-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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I've not tried but I found this awhile ago.


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