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    Thinking about putting Linux on my intel Macbook?

    Hello. I would would like to dual boot Linux and Snow Leopard, but I am not sure what would be the most compatible option for my type of laptop. I've used linux on other computers in the past. Will I need to update my drivers before it is functional? Are Intel Macs generally safe for dual booting?



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    As far as the hardware and drivers, Intel-based macs made in the last year or two will generally not give you any issues.
    I've never installed Linux to a Mac, but it seems that most folks have decent results using the rEFIt boot menu.

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    You can boot live cds/usbs of various distros to test them in a live session before installing. They'll run a bit slower of course but at least you can get a sense of the look, feel and resources that are needed when running each distro.

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