Finally did it - Sorry macOS

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Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Post by stephanieswitzer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:41 pm

I had been dual booting macOS and Mint on my mid 2011 MacMin for about a month nowi. I've been so pleased with Mint that I started looking around for another system to install Mint onto. Unfortunately costs got in the way for a system with the specs that I wanted, so I decided to trash the dual boot on my mini and go for a single install of Mint.

The install completed without any problems or issues. Everything worked out of the box without having to install any additional drivers and such. I think the install took a total of 10 maybe 15 minutes. What took the longest afterwards was all the updates in Update Manager. I install one level of updates at a time, Level 1's then Level 2's and so on, re-booting after each level. Set up Firefox, Thunderbird Mail, and installed Kodi. Kodi is a little glitchy, freezing every now and then, but I'll deal with that later. Last thing to do is to set-up Timeshift.
Mac-Mini running MacOS and Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (Dual Boot), Intel© Core™ i5-2415M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 2, 8 GiB, Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller

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Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Post by all41 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:11 pm

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Congrats--enjoy your Mint!
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Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Post by Redact » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:58 pm

That's good news stephanieswitzer.
1 week ago I installed Mint Cinnamon on my wife's 8(?) year old iMac. It couldn't receive updates, it was slow as molasses, and she couldn't get any software since nothing is being made for that old of an iMac.
It's running great!
Glad to see you're also happy.

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Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Post by Portreve » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:06 pm

I guess we're a clutch of former Mac OS X users.

I'm running LM 18.3 on a 2011 MacBook Pro 13", and it works very well. About a year ago or so, I put in an SSD, and the performance is phenomenal.

My only real issue is that the integrated graphics card is pretty dated, and it's about at its maximum trying to drive my new 23" monitor.

I migrated all the data I needed to (which was not 100%, but probably about 95%) to current and also libre formats prior to making the permanent move, and I have never looked back.

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Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Post by MintBean » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:22 pm

When my Mum's mini started playing up I paved MacOS and installed Mint. Never looked back and she's happy.

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Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

Post by Portreve » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:58 pm

Ultimately, I'm planning on using a desktop style server case I got from a friend as a basis for building a new desktop. Basically, I'll keep the case and (maybe) the floppy drive, and everything else is going to go.
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