I love adventures
I buy their Desktop computers, because they're very reliable, to install Gentoo on them.
Originally Posted by wargames
It's an adventure to get it running, though.
But: Gentoo-users love adventures .
What about Linux kernel 3.10 and 3.11?
Does Macbook Air 2013 work on them?
I use openSUSE 12.3 on my Thinkpad X230 and it runs great. I've also previously tried Linux Mint 14 on it and it ran well apart from a bug in kernel 3.5 that extended the shutdown time due some problem with the Intel WiFi driver, however upgrading to a newer kernel fixed it.
Originally Posted by Bernard Swiss
From the kernel bug it sounds like it is some issue with the Mac's Compatibility Support Mode. If you want to learn more look at Rod Smiths website at http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/. I have also set up the beginings of a wiki surrounding multibooting Mac's using the EFI at http://multiboot.info. Any additional info that can be added to the wiki would be great!
As I said I'm running Archlinux and it runs well with Kernel 3.11.0-rc5 but I've also been running 3.10 in the past.
Originally Posted by uid313
Contrary to my experience Michael said in his Linux Is Still A Lemon On The 2013 MacBook Air article that the Macbook Air ist not running with kernel 3.10 or 3.11.
Note: I own the 13 inch model, while Michael is using the 11 inch model. (same processor)
Note2: I'm not the only one sucessfully running Linux on the Macbook Air (See here)
Yeah, wait. Look for the haswell versions of Asus Zenbook Infinity, sony vaio pro 13, samsung ativ book 9 plus, or Acer aspire s7.
Originally Posted by justin2net
Haswell has brought out tons of great laptops. The problem, for me, is trying to find out which have the best battery life b/c almost no reviewer sets the screen to the same number of candelas, so you get widely varying battery times from reviews.
This whole issue sounds more like Stockholm Syndrome to me.
Pretty sure Lenovo will have an ultra-portable (if not ultrabook) Haswell Thinkpad out soon too, if you don't mind waiting a few days. The system76/clevo options look interesting in terms of performance per package size but I'm not convinced about quality or battery life and I don't think they're offering anything smaller than 14".
Originally Posted by liam
Well, I bought a new XPS 13 i7 128gb SSD 8gb RAM 1080p for $850 USD. Couldn't wait any longer. I think I scored a good deal.
I still hope to see the compatibility issues of the new MBAs worked out and the battery life under Linux tested...
This is pretty interesting, I've been trying to get Linux up and running on my MacBook Air 6,1 as well. I haven't gotten it to work yet though, but I did document my process pretty throughly here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...9#post12786229
I'm glad there are some people with a lot more experience than me working on this. However I'm available to try any suggestions you might have!
Eventually would want to get a penetration testing distro like Kali up and running on the MacBook Air 6,1