[ot] is it safe to upgrade to lion?
roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Wed Feb 22 19:15:46 CST 2012
They sure do lock their hardware (the new stuff anyway)! We tried to boot
from at least 10 Live-CDs from a variety of popular and unknown distros.
This was on the absolute latest MacBook Pro! You could only run Linux in
a VM. No native boot except for OS X.
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> I am not aware that Apple locks their hardware so that you cannot run
> other systems. They do however go to great lengths to make sure their
> system cannot be installed on other hardware (which they are not entirely
> successful at btw).
> I think the problem is that the Linux drivers have to work with what
> hardware you provide, and obviously in this case, they don't. Why would
> Apple lock a Macbook out of Linux and allow a Macbook Pro?? That sounds
> absurd to me.
> On Feb 22, 2012, at 3:46 PM, Tim Jones wrote:
> > I installed SuSE's PPC version on my White G4 and got 1280 x 1024, so
> it's not the video card, it's the lock that Apple put on it to make you buy
> a PowerBook (or Mac Book Pro).
> > Tim
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