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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 12-31-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Linux on a MacBook Air (late 2013 model)


Passing my travel laptop down to my son who is not fond of Apple and prefers Linux. Any advice on installing Ubuntu on it? Personally its BSD underneath and I would't do it, but it's more of an Apple dislike kind of thing for him.
 
Old 12-31-2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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Linus Torvalds uses a Macbook Pro with GNOME 3 so it's certainly possible.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir

Your son has excellent taste, BTW.

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Old 12-31-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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There are links to instructions on doing that on various types of Macbooks at the site below.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir
 
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Do yourself a favor and keep the recovery partition at least I'd keep OSX installed simply so you can receive firmware updates and the like.
 
  


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