I'm planning to buy a shiny new iMac sometime in the next few months, and would like to tri-boot Mint 8, OSX (Snow Leper) and WinBlows XP Pro.
I know this is possible, have found the guides and know how to do it, but I would like to ask anyone out there who has got Mint 7 or 8 (any edition) running on an iMac: how good is compatibility?
- Does the Mac remote work?
Does the wireless mouse work?
Does the 360deg scroll wheel on the mouse work?
Do the USB ports on the keyboard work?
Does Compiz work?
Does Compiz work when using two or more displays?
Is GNOME or KDE better?
Has anyone attempted this with XP as well?
Here's a strange question - has anyone tried to plug in a RS-232 (serial) device (via a USB or Firewire adapter) into the Mac and got it all working under any of the OSes?
Has anyone managed to get multiple displays working in Mint?
Has anyone managed to tri-boot OSX, LM8 and a TrueCrypt-encrypted Windows?
Any other compatibility issues that you may know of?
(FYI, graphics chip will be either a ATI Radeon HD 4670 or a 4850... depending on what money I have available. Google reports no major issues with Ubuntu...)
I know I can use a virtual machine if I want, but I'd rather dual/tri-boot.