[plug] Sacrilege - running Linux on MacBook

Euan de Kock euan at dekock.net
Thu Jan 4 16:55:29 AWST 2018

I've been actively running Fedora on an old Pro  (model a1278) for a few
years now with no issues. The only real tweak I had to make was to force
the kbd to treat the numbers as the unshifted keys.

With a decent ram upgrade and ssd drive it's a good machine for general use.

I've found one corporate WiFi network that chokes, but all normal WiFi
hotspots work fine.



On 4 Jan. 2018 16:34, "Richard Meyer" <meyerri at gardenshark.org> wrote:

Hi there,

I have succumbed to the Apple media machine and bought a second hand
MBPro off Fleabay - it's a nice machine, fairly snappy and so on and the
touchpad is great - keyboard not too bad either.

Anybody taken it to the next step and installed OFOS* on it yet?

I've used to magic of Google - mea culpa - should have used DDG, I know,
and found quite a lot, lots written by almost technical people.

Also Youtube has a lot - some of it total gibberish and others, full of
how to install as a VM.

I have booted from USB stick and messed around, but wasn't able to get a
network connection (WiFi)   (Kubuntu 16.04)

If I were to bite the bullet and go ahead and install, what are my

Thanks in advance.

*  OFOS - Our Favourite Operating System

Richard Meyer

As the ghost of a sceptic, I tend to stay pretty quiet.

Linux Counter user #306629

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