Do Macs make good Linux computers?

Posted by jimlynch on Oct 23, 2013 8:19 PM EDT
ITworld; By Jim Lynch
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Today in Open Source: Should Macs be used as Linux computers? Plus: Linus smacks Fedora around, and a review of Ubuntu 13.10 GNOME

Macs are a popular choice among some users, but do they make good Linux computers? A writer at Unixmen shares his experience in converting an iMac into a Linux computer.

I think it's great that he took that older iMac and turned it into a Linux box. It's a very creative way of using older hardware, and it's somewhat ironic that one of Apple's products now hosts a Linux operating system rather than OS X.

For some reason I had completely forgotten that there's a Mac specific version of Ubuntu. If you need the Mac version, you can download it from the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander releases page.

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