Xubuntu on Macbook Pro (Penryn)

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| I couldn’t stop the urge to install Linux on my new Macbook Pro. I know I
| said on one of my recent posts that I will have to wait for the release of
| Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” before I’ll take the plunge. However, I changed my
| mind and decided to install Xubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” instead.


Ubuntu Linux - My First Experience

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| Ubuntu Linux is the Best Desktop Solution from linux that I have ever seen.
| You can download Ubuntu Linux from www.ubuntu.com . Installation is very
| smooth - it boot into a live desktop before you start installation - from
| which you can check out most of the installed S/W. Even after you have
| started the Installation, it asks you very few questions - the keyboard
| type - region - how do you want to partition the hard drive - and finally
| users and password. The installation almost took an hour.


Quote for the day:

"Linux is a very complete and sophisticated operating system. And there is a
lot of work being done to improve it in and of itself, particularly to make it
easier to use and easier for people to set up on their personal computers."

--Paul Maritz, senior vice-president of platforms and applications, Microsoft


Liberating Macbook Pro

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| Ubuntu works nicely on Macbook Pro and it’s easily the best-looking laptop to
| run Linux out there.


[Tim Bray on ditching Macs for GNU/Linux]

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| Early this month, Mark Pilgrim made waves when he went shopping for a
| new Mac, but decided not to buy one, and, in When the bough breaks, wrote
| at length about switching to Ubuntu. I've been thinking about this a
| lot recently, and now John Gruber's written And Oranges, a fine excursus
| on Mark?s piece. I'm pondering the switch away myself, too, and maybe
| sharing my thoughts will be helpful. [Update: Lots of feedback on the
| state of the Ubuntu art.] [Update: More from Mark. I feel sick,
| physically nauseated, that Apple has hidden my email--the record of
| my life--away in a proprietary undocumented format. I've had this happen
| once before (the culprit was Eudora); fool me twice, shame on me. Hear
| a funny sound? That's a camel's back, breaking.]
| [...]
| Will I Switch? · Yes. For Mark's reasons, and because I'm pretty darn
| sure that either Ubuntu or some other distro will eventually get the
| key things right.
| Alternatively, Apple could open-source a few of their apps so we could
| all fix the pain points, and they could start having an actual
| conversation with the world. Nothing less is acceptable.
| As John Gruber points out, neither Mark nor I are exactly typical.
| But you know what? I think that if the GNU/Linux/Solaris community
| can sustain its current level of energy and progress, and if Apple
| maintains its dysfunctional communications culture, there are going to
| be better choices just not for me, but for a lot of other people too.


Federal Employment Office switches to Linux