I purchased a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, to replace my ageing Apple Macbook 2,1. After six years of daily use, it’s (over)due to retire.
This page documents my attempts (and successes!) to get Linux fully working on an Intel-based Apple MacBook, 2007 model.
Short summary of what I’ve been busy with:
For a reason not to be mentioned here, I needed to install Windows XP (legal license) on my Macbook. Easily done, Boot Camp Assistant, install windows, install drivers, the works.
I was bored recently, and decided to install Linux on my Macbook. I opted for the distribution I like best – Debian (unstable/Sid).
Upgraded my Macbook with a bigger disk: from an 80gb Toshiba MK8034GSX drive (with which it came delivered) to a (secondhand) 320gb Hitachi HTS543232L9A300 (what’s in a name…). Long live diskspace! ;)
I’m currently trying to get Linux (Debian Sid) working on my MacBook… it’s installed, but still needs lots of tweaking.
After they screwed a screw in my previous repair, it’s back again. I’ve checked it, nothing’s loose, everything seems to be in order. Let’s hope it is!
I put it in for repair after hairline cracks started appearing in the front bezel and on the bottom.
I finally (well, no, I got the answer from my thread on mac-forums.com) found how to type spanish characters on Mac OS X (thanks to the wonderful Study Spanish site):
Yesterday I went to FEM Computer Systems in Aalst, Belgium – a local computer store that sells PC’s and Apple stuff. After my wonderful time in another store, I was kinda weary, but for nothing :) The service is great, they treat people like they should be treated :)
Since I sold my trusty 3-year old Acer Travelmate 803, I was going to go and look in some stores for new laptops. Hopping around in Ghent, I walked off to the Fnac, noted the offers there (nothing that really drew my attention), and then to the Switch computer store (an authorized mac reseller). Their non-mac offerings are not too great (you can better go to another store), so I waited my turn ...