Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 00:15 UTC
Linux The Linux kernel is now up and running on an Intel iMac, and as such the Linux guys have beaten the windows guys. "Using elilo and a modified Linux kernel, we can boot from a USB hard disk on the 17" iMac Core Duo. We are using the hacked vesafb driver to inherit the bootloader's framebuffer, keyboard and a USB network card work. Gentoo runs and can compile the Linux kernel." Note that you can't really do much more than stare at the shell prompt, as no graphical environment boots yet.
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Well done to the Linux lads..
by Bringbackanonposting on Fri 17th Feb 2006 07:43 UTC
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2005-11-16

Good work and congratulations on the fine work.
As for the Macin-boys, bring on the next round of big talk - I enjoy reading it.
How about "Oh, now Linux can enjoy the power and reliability of our excellent Apple hardware - but OSX still rulz" or maybe "Yes but isn't there something illegal about doing that? Anything? Is anybody out there?" "That's fine but they will never get Windows running on them just like they can't get OSX running on those Beige thingos with those boring tasks they do"

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