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Old 03-02-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up I want to try Linux but need some advice....


i'm looking to update my 2008 macbook - i want to try freeware but i'm not sure how it works, what it's good for, how to do it, where to get it etc. i want to use my computer for photoshop, traktor and generally using my computer some of my more computer oriented friends use linux/ubuntu and i'm interested! any information would be muchos appreciated!

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Old 03-02-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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a 6 year old mac is using ? what a old IBM - PPC cpu ?

that right there will limit you as to what can be used

it has to be a SPECIAL PPC build

now it is is one of the INTEL x86 CPU's then there is no real obstacle
the only issue will be RAM

most os's now need 4 gig of ram

but some can be made to work with only 512 meg

so

Can you post the old mac's hardware specs
 
Old 03-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #3
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Is this you?

If so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLBdM6HUBGw

This way you can run in VM first in a Mac using parallels (before you decide to install).

You can probably use any Linux you wish instead of Ubuntu in that video.
I don't own a mac so I am only poking and hoping and guessing here.

Some other reading needed by you

http://askubuntu.com/questions/13014...untu-on-my-mac

Read all links in orange on that page from bugs

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This sonuds like a good reason to take caution when installing on a Mac.
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Update: This critical bug was fixed. (A while ago, actually. No version of Ubuntu after 11.04 was affected; the UEFIBooting page has been updated to reflect this.) Related: This question about whether or not this bug is still an issue. We probably should dupe one to the other. On the other hand, this question, and this answer, are a bit broader, pertaining to compatibility also
 
Old 03-02-2014, 03:20 PM   #4
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it's running currently on Mountain Lion 10.5.8 (i think, the information isn't on the install disks that I can read) - it has 2gb RAM and 100gb storage.

i would keep it no problem but i can't get version of programmes that will use this operating system; utorrent for example, or Traktor, and the browser doesn't even support my gmail.
 
Old 03-02-2014, 03:23 PM   #5
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- thanks for the links, i'll check it out and read up!!
 
  


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