by Sean on Nov.03, 2007
After having great success installing Ubuntu Gutsy on my Dell Latitude D830, I decided to try installing Ubuntu on my Macbook. As far as I can tell, everything is working flawlessly, even the volume and brightness buttons. I didn’t bother searching around for a right-click applet because…
I’m fed up with Apple. The fact that they are still only building one mouse button into their Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops is stubborn and stupid. Yes, some things are just plain stupid like smoking cigarettes. Also, with the release of Mac OS X Leopard, OS X Tiger users are no longer licensed to run Bootcamp for dual-booting with Microsoft Windows. For me, this was the last straw. Thank you Apple for using your customers as beta-testers and then requiring they spend more money on an Operating System upgrade to legally continue using Bootcamp! If I were to keep my Macbook, I’d just get rid of OS X and run Ubuntu. Instead, I’m selling it. Full Macbook review to follow.
As a side-note, it is funny and ironic that while I was recording the clips for the video at a small local coffee shop I was surrounded by Mac laptops. First, a girl walked in and sat at the table in front of me with her Powerbook. A little bit later, a guy with an older Powerbook sat down at the table behind me. While continuing to work on the video, I overheard from behind me another fellow ask, “So, is this the year you’re going to get your Macbook?” He must’ve been friends with the guy behind me and was probably impressed with how cool my Macbook desktop looked with all of the effects running. If only he knew it was running Ubuntu!