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Bootcamping Linux

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by josh.p., Dec 13, 2008.

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    Is it possible to install a linux OS on a MacOSX system using bootcamp?

    I'm really wanting to give linux ago, so thought using bootcamp would be the way to go.
     
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    are you speaking a foreign language? :unsure:
     
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    We are talking Geek.

    :geekon:
     
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    cool, will have a look into it! Suppose I'll have to download Linux first anyways!
     
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    Would you say its worth having a linux machine?
     
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    well hmmmm :lol:

    it depends on your motives for having one really? I mean you have macosx so you have a nice unix machine already with access to great apps. Linux is not as good on the desktop yet (in my opinion) so the question would be, whatcha wanna do with it that you cant do on your mac?

    Now.. .if you want to learn linux, how to install it, how to install apps on it and maybe get further into php etc. which would be useful for your web business then yeah! it would be useful for you to know LAMP stuff for sure.
     
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    Well you already have a unix machine but you can't get "inside" that as much as you could with linux so if that's what you want to do then yes have one. :D
     
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    LOL, I am just really curious as to how they work ect. I'd like to do it just to try it and see if it has any advantages over Windows. Plus it is always going to be advantageous in the long run to know as much as I can if I decide to go into ICT as a career... Still not sure what to do with that
    I think I'll try it :D
     
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    Hi Josh


    The more experience that you get with different operating systems and how they work the better. Very few people have an understanding of what a computer is actually doing when you ask it to open a webpage or print a picture. This basic understanding is essential for troubleshooting computing issues. Understanding the way that different O/S interact with the hardware will be a definite help. VMWare is very straightforward to use - you should be able to get the various systems up and running with a little patience.

    But for a true geek the only O/S is CP/M (showing my age now!)
     
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    Ohhh.... you child! :laugh2:

    If you were REALLY old, you could reminisce about working on computers that didn't even have an OS per se. Like the first one I programmed for... the IBM 1401. :biggrin:

    Tom (antique in training)
     
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    im gonna break my 2nd mahine and install ubuntu, sent off for the cd and got it a few weeks back...i really really want to look at macosx tho, so im looking for a cheap macbook :)
     
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    How much was the CD? and you NEED to try macOSX. It's by far better than windows.
     
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    What Josh said!

    See my previous post for my unbiased feelings! :laugh2:

    Tom (veni, vidi, geeki.... I came, I saw, I geeked)
     
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    me pay for it are you kiddin josh :lol:

    its free mate mate, just google ubuntu and you will see the link for the free copy
     
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    Tom - punch cards is as far back as I go. If only we could go back to the good old black magic days - things were much simpler for us geeks then!


    Ubuntu is very good. One of the best things about Linux O/S is that they are very compact. Ubuntu will actually run from the installation CD - so you can have a usuable system just by booting from a CD.
     
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    Funnily enough, our college refectory sells fairtrade cola named ubuntu.. It's not very nice but I always buy it because it's fair trade, and I feel bad buying normal cola when they sell that stuff.
    http://www.ubuntu-trading.com/
     
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    Very honorable Josh!

    Now all we need are fair trade flights to Florida!
     

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