Friday, August 18, 2006

Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro

James pointed me to this article on O'Reilly Radar. I've just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro under Parallels and it is quite cool. I had a few problems with doing some installs that weren‘t in the original distribution but other than that it was extremly easy to get running. It flat works and it‘s tons of fun.

This (via the Daring Fireball Linked List) is exactly right on the money. Parallels is great software, enabled by a great choice on Apple's part. I have MacOS X, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, and Ubuntu running on the same machine, and I never reboot it. The speed of each OS feels about the same, which is to say plenty fast enough. I talked about Macintitis being a problem as we developed CodeZoo; now, instead, Macintitis makes platform testing better.

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