linux on a mac

John G. Heim jheim at
Thu Apr 18 15:22:01 UTC 2013

You should subscribe to the list for blind Mac users, 
mac4theblind at if you want to find people who love their 
Macs. Personally, I was  a little disappointed with my Mac. That was 
probably partly because of the build up. I expected getting a Mac to be 
a life changing experience. But I'd  say a Mac   is worth the money. 
It's a little more expensive than a PC with Windows but it's a little 
better too. It's a good value, not great.

I agree though, that it doesn't make any sense to install linux over top 
of MacOS. If you own a Mac, you've already paid for MacOS wich accounts 
for a considerable percentage of the price. On the other hand,  I can 
see how someone might want to dual boot or run linux as a virtual 
machine on a Mac.

On 04/7/13 22:12, Christopher Chaltain wrote:
> I had the same thought when I saw this statement. I could see though
> where someone would want to be able to run MacOS from time to time, and
> you're only going to be able to do this on a Mac. I toyed with the idea
> of getting a Mac so I could run Windows, MacOS or Ubuntu whenever I
> wanted, but I ended up getting an Asus laptop. It was a lot less money,
> and I have plenty on my plate, so being able to run MacOS just seemed
> like a pricey option I'd never really take advantage of.
> I will admit though that Apple does make some nice and nice looking
> stuff. It took a while before you could get a laptop that really had the
> same look and feel as the MacBook Air.
> On 04/18/2013 05:50 AM, Kyle wrote:
>> Today's Mac is only a PC with proprietary restrictions and lockdowns,
>> and comes with a much higher price tag for the hardware you really get
>> inside. Unless you have a specific software application that requires
>> MacOS and will not run on Linux, and unless no Linux alternative to that
>> application is available, it would be beneficial to purchase a PC and
>> just replace Windows with Linux, or purchase a PC with no OS
>> pre-installed. The purchase price is much lower, and the replacement of
>> the OS is far easier. You also have a choice of hardware depending on
>> the PC you purchase, so you can choose AMD over Intel for example, which
>> has resulted in faster and more stable systems from my own personal
>> experience.
>> ~Kyle

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