Linux for a 2007 MacBook Pro?
July 15, 2011 7:22 AM Subscribe
What version of Linux should I consider dual booting on my MacBook Pro?
posted by mccarty.tim to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm feeling frustrated with my older install of Mac OSX (started with Tiger, upgraded twice to Snow Leopard), and am not too beholden to any software other than Google Chrome.
I'm thinking about dual booting with a Linux distribution, so I could focus on practicing programming and doing word processing and browsing in it, and return to OSX when I need something less crossplatform, like games or proprietary software I forgot about.
What linux distro would suit my four year old Santa Rosa 2007 MacBook Pro with 2 GB of Ram and an Nvidia 8600 GT video card? I know Ubuntu is kind of the default choice, but I remember it had some minor issues in the last version I tried about a year ago (don't remember the exact number), like not being able to enter sleep mode, although those were probably an issue of me being too lazy to config around them.
I don't plan on using Wine much, as I don't use it much on Mac, and I have access to a PC that's fairly modern.
Also, I've heard good things about Arch and Gentoo. Thoughts?