Fedora 27 on MacBook Pro 2015
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Fedora 27 on MacBook Pro 2015
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:13:03 PM »
Let me tell you folks, this is like a dream. I kept reading that MacBooks can make the best Linux laptops, but I never really bought it until now. It is FAST and it is SMOOTH. I realize that I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but if you don't absolutely need MacOS, just use Linux!
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Re: Fedora 27 on MacBook Pro 2015
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 03:06:04 PM »
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Let me tell you folks, this is like a dream. I kept reading that MacBooks can make the best Linux laptops, but I never really bought it until now. It is FAST and it is SMOOTH. I realize that I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but if you don't absolutely need MacOS, just use Linux!

I agree. I had a MacBook Pro back in 2011 and remember it running Ubuntu actually fairly well. Certain hotkeys such as brightness control didn't work as did the multi-touch trackpad, however everything else worked well. Linux has come quite a ways over the last several years and I haven't owned one since, but sounds like it may be a great alternative to Mac OS if you have one. Still leery on the price of the hardware though. However, if you happen across an older MacBook/MacBook Pro, I can see it being a viable replacement. Especially, for the models like the older MacBook Pro Titanium (well... at least on a resource-light distro) :)




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Re: Re: Fedora 27 on MacBook Pro 2015
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 07:04:45 AM »
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I agree. I had a MacBook Pro back in 2011 and remember it running Ubuntu actually fairly well. Certain hotkeys such as brightness control didn't work as did the multi-touch trackpad, however everything else worked well. Linux has come quite a ways over the last several years and I haven't owned one since, but sounds like it may be a great alternative to Mac OS if you have one. Still leery on the price of the hardware though. However, if you happen across an older MacBook/MacBook Pro, I can see it being a viable replacement. Especially, for the models like the older MacBook Pro Titanium (well... at least on a resource-light distro) :)



I love my old Penryn MBP. I paid $250 for it after video card repairs, and it ran OS X for a few years before I upgraded to my current MBP. I did put Ubuntu on the old one for a little bit, but I found that OS X (until Yosemite) actually ran a little better on it because of the optimization. That is NOT the case with this newer MBP, though. Holy cow is it ever fast. I mean Fedora has always been fast for me, but dang. The more I use it, the more comfortable I feel calling myself a part of the Fedora Master Race. :P
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