Seeking to procrastinate in any way possible, I decided it was time to get rid of the crutches of OS X and jump into becoming a terminal warrior. Picking Ubuntu was easy, as if I get lazy the crutches are semi there but I can still do all the unique tinkering only available through Linux.
Surprisingly, it works great. Although the installation was a bit of a pain (if you don’t update sensor drivers, you can cook your computer if you’re not careful), in the end it wasn’t too bad and now gives the combination of great hardware from Apple and anything I could imagine software wise from the open source community.
Warning: Don’t run the driver script in it’s entirety or you will create a driver conflict with the wireless cards, which is a pain to fix. Pick and choose whatever pieces you want.
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