Ubuntu 8.10 on a Macbook


This post was originally published in 2008
It may contain stale & outdated information. Or it may have grown more awesome with age, like the author.

I recently installed Leopard and Ubuntu 8.10 on my Macbook.

Although Leopard is excellent, after using it for the past year I have found that I miss Ubuntu, and have wanted an excuse to install it again for a good few months now.

Installing Ubuntu 8.10 took 15 minutes.

I cannot believe how easy it was.

Everything just worked, even wireless!

I couldn’t believe it. The last Ubuntu I used was 7.04, although it wasn’t on a Macbook, I did have to do some “configuring’ to get everything running smoothly. In my experience, 8.10 is a massive improvement over the previous versions. I’ve had zero problems with it on my machine.

I’ve ditched Apple’s Mail.app in favour of Thunderbird, as I can use the same profile with Leopard and Ubuntu.

I’ll continue to use Leopard for web-related projects, but will now use Ubuntu for everything else.

RapidWeaver, Coda, Transmit, and Seashore are the four programs that I use for Internet work. I couldn’t imagine working without them.

For everything else: Ubuntu.

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