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[Discuss] GNU/Linux Distro for Mac?

John Abreau wrote:
> OP asks about wiping MacOSX off his Apple hardware and replacing it with Linux.

Will, the OP, never said anything about wiping or replacing anything.

> You tell him "Linux desktops suck, install FreeBSD instead".

I did not. I copy-paste:

> Reason two: Every Intel-based Macintosh ships with a FreeBSD-based
> operating system already installed on it. All that's missing is an X
> server and a Ports collection. The former can be had by installing
> XQuartz, and the latter by installing MacPorts. That will get you about
> 98% of what you'll find in a Linux distribution without having to deal
> with proprietary hardware drivers and desktop environments that make
> Windows 8 look swell. Unless you want to: MacPorts has Gnome 2 (maybe
> 3), KDE 3 and 4, and Xfce 4.6.

I cannot see how you got from "leave OS X on the system and install 
XQuartz and MacPorts" to "wipe OS X and install FreeBSD". Perhaps I am 
blind after all?

Rich P.

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