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Old 06-15-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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New forum for Linux on Mac/Intelmac


I know this has been raised occasionally but with the success of Mac on Intel it needs to be looked at again. My Macbook Pro is fine, OS X is OK but I want to put Linux on it as soon as the ubergeeks have worked out how. When that happens there will be demand for community self help sites.

A forum would not need to be a distro based forum (although Yellow Dog, Darwin etc would, I guess, be welcome to co-operate here). My suggestion is that it be listed with the general networking, programming and other general subjects. Apple seem to politely ignore Linux so I doubt if they will help at all.

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Old 06-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zaphod_es
Apple seem to politely ignore Linux so I doubt if they will help at all.
At least they are polite (unlike other companies).
 
Old 06-15-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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One question that I've had for a long time involves binary drivers. Yes, I know everyone's supposed to hate binary blobs and if a driver doesn't exist, write it yourself, etc., etc., etc.

Linux wireless support has become much better in the past year (and a half?). But one of the good things to know was there was always ndiswrapper. What is ndiswrapper? It is a way to use native windows network drivers inside of linux. How does this happen? It's basically because the NDIS layer is one of the (few) things that is well-documented by Microsoft. So it was possible to write such a `driver wrapper'.

My question is about Mac on intel (and Mac in general) with the BSD-based OSX. Second to Windows, hardware manufacturers try to include Mac support for their products (linux is lower on the list. especially for inkjet printers). My question is:

Since much of the Mac operating system is open (at least to look at), how hard would it be to write a `wrapper' for Mac drivers to work on linux? I assume that since Mac has moved to intel, hardware manufacturers will start to create drivers for printers/etc. to use on intel-macs; so there would be a greater incentive for linux developers (the vast majority of whome use x86) to write a wrapper that lets one use mactel drivers on x86 linux.

Am I way off base here?
 
Old 06-15-2006, 08:57 PM   #4
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I dunno if there would be enough traffic to justify a new subforum- but for all things macosx and bsd, post in the other *nix and *bsd forums- and of course, post in Linux-General for linux questions.

The way I see it- we don't have separate forums for Dells/HPs Intels/AMD/Sparc so there is no need to have a separate forum for this new Apple architecture. Just pick the appropriate forum as usual. (if in doubt, Linux-General)

and osor: your questions would be better in a new thread.

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