Linked by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 22:49 UTC
Mac OS X Ars Technica is reporting that certain 64bit Mac models won't be able to run Mountain Lion. The problem is the graphic card drivers; these are still 32bit, and Apple is unwilling to update them to 64bit. A 64bit kernel can't load 32bit drivers, so that's that. Apple has a list of supported models on their Mountain Lion upgrade page, so you can easily check if your computer is capable of running Mountain Lion.
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RE[4]: No biggie
by rr7.num7 on Thu 12th Jul 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No biggie"
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That's extremely simplistic. A lot of people buy them for the hardware. Linus himself owns a MacBook and runs Linux on it. When someone asked why, he answered:

"(because) everybody else makes crappy laptops."


"point me to a better laptop.

Trust me, I tried. They don't exist. It's sad. They are all big and clunky."

I know a lot of people who own (or would like to own) a MacBook because of the hardware. I'm not saying that they all want to install Linux on it, but that they don't care about the OS. They bought it (or want to) because they think they are more powerful/endurable/pretty/thin, or, specially, because of the battery life.

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RE[5]: No biggie
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Jul 2012 07:10 in reply to "RE[4]: No biggie"
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TBH, I think those people are in the minority.

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