I'm am interested in installing Linux as my operating system on my Mac. However, my partner is scared I will wreck the computer, and as such will not let me play around. I was wondering if it's possible to keep all the Mac operating system and have Linux on the side.
The reason I need to use Linux is that I want to try my hand at programming games (Playstation games, hopefully). I have begun learning the C and C++ languages, but am finding it impossible to find a free compiler compatible to a Mac (if you know where to find one, please say).
Also, I read that in order to program Playstation games, you need to buy a special "PS2 Linux" addition, which I am not willing to purchase yet, but if all goes to plan I will in the future. So by using Linux now I hope my game one day could make the jump pretty smoothly.
I would be most grateful to anyone with any advice.