Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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Today is a good day
by xaoslaad on Mon 20th Feb 2012 20:20 UTC
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It was a good day, Friday, to see that my system will no longer be supported in 10.8 (Macbook Pro 2,2 w/X1600).

It took 2 solid days of mucking with mbr, gpt, grub2, and grub2-efi to get a good partitioning scheme that will boot on Apple's goofy EFI implementation in legacy mode with working video (X1600 does NOT play nice in efi mode), but here I am on Monday with Fedora 16 x86_64 fully functional.

No more App Store silliness. I have been meaning to do this for a long while, and this is just th push I needed.

Edited 2012-02-20 20:21 UTC

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RE: Today is a good day
by dhickman on Tue 21st Feb 2012 16:04 in reply to "Today is a good day"
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Did the same thing with my trusty macpro1,1 and Ubuntu.

Make sure that you enable AHCI, since apple disables it when booting into non mac operating systems.

The only reason I discovered this is because I installed a BD burner on one of the extra ports on the mother board and was not pleased to discover that it did not work.

What I find hilarious is that my monitor set up ( a 20" monitor running portrait, and a 30" runs landscape) runs fine with the opensource ati video drivers, but the closed source ones can not support both monitors at the same time. Something about exceeding virtual workspace.

The last time I ran linux as a desktop was in 1999, that was until I discovered a beta for OSX and I went out and bought a dual g4 to sit next to my dual monitor ultra 10 and linux box. Eventually the dual g4 became the only computer and was upgrade to a G5, and then to the macpro1,1 that I have now.

I guess I have to thank them. I was waiting until the new mac pros were going to come out in a month or two and was going to drop $5000 or so for my next machine to last 5-6 years.

So here is the question, who else makes hardware like the macpro and is reasonably priced? Dell precision actually costs more for equivalent hardware.

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